Renew Your Commitment to Wellness in 2022

hot zen rocks. Start your year off right with wellness practices that include Iron Mountain Hot Springs

Renew Your Commitment to Wellness in 2022

If you don’t have your health, you don’t have anything. The phrase might be an oldie, but it has endured because there’s truth to it. Wellness is a cornerstone of living a good life. As a wellness destination, Iron Mountain Hot Springs has a few insights into how to start 2022 strong.

Staying hydrated is a wellness essentialDrink more water. Why is this so hard to do? More than half the adults in the U.S. don’t drink enough water because they’re too busy, they forget, or they don’t track it. The USDA recommends eight to ten glasses of water per day, yet less than 25 percent of Americans drink anything close to that. Water is essential. It hydrates, replenishes, and eliminates toxins. Drinking water is particularly important when soaking in geothermal springs like those at Iron Mountain because the heat can be dehydrating. Consuming water is a great way to feel good in and out of the pool. Drink up!

Schedule a checkup. When was the last time you had a check-in with your doctor? As the new year kicks off, schedule a routine physical. An annual exam benefits both you and your physician. Your doc will check all your vitals, consult on medications, and allow you to ask questions. As far as hot springs go, it’s prudent to check with medical professionals if you are pregnant or have health concerns such as heart disease before soaking in high-temperature waters.

Incorporate fitness practices into your wellness routineGet moving. When was the last time you broke a sweat? For many of us the holidays, inclement weather, and travel schedules in November and December made squeezing in extra movement more challenging. Fortunately, it’s a new year and the perfect time to recommit to an exercise routine whether that’s spending a day skiing at Sunlight Mountain Resort, heading to the gym after work, or just taking the stairs instead of the elevator. As for a post-workout reward, nothing feels better than a soak in one of Iron Mountain Hot Springs 16 soaking pools.

Plan for relaxation. Who needs some downtime? You do! Kicking back is also part of a well-rounded wellness regime. Schedule time off to do your favorite things that help you relax. Sip a latte at your neighborhood coffeehouse, get a manicure or massage, have drinks with friends, or you guessed it—plan a getaway to Glenwood Springs that includes relaxing and rejuvenating at Iron Mountain Hot Springs.

Eat more fruits & veggies. How’s that diet going? There’s no need for a major nutrition overhaul if you just incorporate eating more of nature’s goodies. When you simply choose fruits and veggies over highly processed foods, you’re making a healthier choice naturally. The Sopris Café at Iron Mountain Hot Springs offers both a fruit tray and veggie tray as menu options so you can easily keep up with your health resolutions while you visit.

Express gratitude. What are you thankful for? In a world that is often topsy-turvy, gratitude grounds us in what’s most important—the little everyday things as well as the big highlight moments. For us—that’s you—our loyal visitors who keep showing up to soak, relax and experience the hot springs. What are you grateful for? Ask yourself the question frequently. We bet when you look, you’ll find your life is filled with an abundance of good things—and that’s a hallmark of a wellness-driven worldview.

Reclaim your wellness in 2022. Plan your visit to Iron Mountain Hot Springs today!

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Karin Gamba

Karin Gamba has been writing professionally for the travel and tourism markets for nearly two decades. She has promoted a wide array of travel products that include destination towns, vacation resorts, golf courses, ski areas, spas, hotels, restaurants and countless visitor attractions. Karin especially loves writing about her hometown of Glenwood Springs.

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