Combining modern medicine and outdoor adventure for a holistic wellness program that is physically, mentally, and spiritually transformative.
August 16, 2017
Eat a healthy breakfast to start your day right. Many people decide to forego breakfast, but many experts agree that eating breakfast essential to a healthy lifestyle. Breakfast is the fuel to kickstart our day, and gives our body and mind the energy it needs to operate at an optimal level. The first meal of the day is also an opportunity to start the day off with a healthy, thoughtful meal. Have a plan and prepare a well rounded and nutritious breakfast. This will give your body the right fuel, as well as provide momentum to continue with healthy eating for the rest of your day.
August 9, 2017
Motivation is a huge part of maintaining a consistent and effective workout. Don't try to do it alone! Find a friend who has similar goals that would like to get and stay in shape with you. This person should be supportive and enjoy exercise. Try and find someone who will encourage you to keep going when you are tired. It also helps to have someone who is around your ability level. This way you both will stay challenged and will notice the gains that you make together. But most importantly, you need to have fun together!
August 2, 2017
Plan ahead with healthy snacks - at your desk, in your car, or in your travel bag. Having whole food options within reach when hunger strikes will help ensure you don't make poor choices. Try packing a few handfuls of raw almonds. Almonds pack a decent dose of protein and do a great job of curbing hunger. Or try cutting up some veggies such as carrots, cauliflower, or broccoli. These kinds of vegetables have significant nutritional value and will stay fresh throughout the day. Another good option for food on the go is a protein shake. Carrying protein powder is easy, and you can always find water or milk to make your shake. It only takes a second and with the right protein powder, this can be an excellent meal replacement.
July 26, 2017
Simply being in nature is a great way to decompress in the middle of the day. You don't have to retreat to the middle of the mountains--- just find a quiet place outside and sit quietly for a few minutes. Take deep breaths and smell the fresh air. Also, pay attention to the sounds of nature and notice the little things around you. Do your best to let go of any thoughts or concerns that you may have, and give yourself a few minutes to truly relax. Taking a break and getting our body and mind out of our daily routine is a great way to relieve stress and bring a sense of peace and calm to our day.
At the foot of the Rocky Mountain National Park, Estes Park Medical Center will develop personalized retreats and programs at a state-of-the-art wellness center. To become the catalyst for achieving lasting lifestyle changes, the center will address the seven dimensions of health: emotional, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual.Estes Park Medical Center will own and operate The Wellness Center as a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.