Posted By Diquan Edmonds, North Carolina Recreation and Park Association,
Monday, October 24, 2016
Updated: Sunday, October 23, 2016
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October 24th, 2016
In honor of our conference, this week’s wellness blog focuses on how to stay healthy when you are away from home. These five conference wellness tips will allow you make the most out of your time in Charlotte!
Utilize your hotel fitness room! Hit those treadmills for a few minutes before starting your day at conference. You would be surprised at how many health benefits just 30 minutes on a treadmill can burn. Both of our conference hotel locations offer fitness rooms for you to conquer this. Waking up a little earlier to walk on the treadmill in the morning will help you get your day started off the right way.
Get out and explore some of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg County parks! Charlotte-Mecklenburg County has over 200 parks and facilities. Carve out some time from your busy conference schedule to get out and take a walk in a park of your choosing. For a list of all of the parks in Charlotte-Mecklenburg County, please click this link.
Take a stretch break in between conference sessions. Use this time to stretch those muscles and walk around. Stretching is important to do throughout the day, and it gets the blood flowing throughout your body. For some more information on the health benefits of stretching, and some tips to maximize your stretching, please check out this article.
Make sure to get a full-night's sleep! This will give you more energy throughout the day. Determine what time you need to wake up to make the most out of conference, and plan accordingly the night before. It is recommended by doctors that the average adult needs 7.5-8 hours of sleep every night.
Make healthy food choices! Try to eat fresh fruits and vegetables everyday while at conference. If you have any fruits and vegetables at home, bring them along! They will serve as easy snacks to save money and incorporate some freshness into your hotel diet. Also, most restaurants offer menu guides on the healthy food options they offer. Use these to make healthy choices when eating out.
I hope these tips help you make healthy choices while at conference. I look forward to meeting you all during the next few days.
Until next time,