The New Year means new resolutions, and of course some of the most popular resolutions are wellness related. Jumping on that bandwagon, I decided to take a look around Georgetown and Capella Washington, D.C. to find some fun ways to incorporate health into every day life in 2014. There is so much to do here and coming up with some ideas was easy! Here are my 4 tips to a healthier 2014:
1. Warm Water Therapy
Studies have shown that warm water treatment lowers blood pressure, relieves fatigue, repairs tissue faster, and relieves pain. I couldn’t agree more and fortunately for me, the heated rooftop pool here at Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown is just a few steps away! I can’t think of anything more relaxing than warmth, water movement and buoyancy of the infinity pool. Sounds simple, but I can assure you that after this therapeutic activity your body will feel incredible. Not to mention, you won’t need to worry about distractions since the rooftop is exclusive to guests only.
2. Fruit & Vegetable Juicing
Juicing is a fun & easy way to shower your body with concentrated amounts of nutrient-packed vegetables and fruits, minerals, and antioxidants. The Grill Room’s Juice Bar offers an assortment of fresh squeezed juices, which are my great when I am feeling rundown. One of my absolute favorites is the green apple, lemon, and spinach. Here’s the recipe for you to try at home:
2 Green Apples
Half a Lemon
Handful of Spinach
Directions: Use your juicer to extract the juices from each ingredient. Stir together and enjoy. Try to make sure your ingredients are cold before juicing to ensure an extra delicious cold, crisp flavor.
Of course one of the keys to getting healthy is getting active. Pilates is a great workout that can be tailored to most fitness levels and does a great job of addressing your whole body. Here at Capella Washington, D.C., Georgetown, we’ve joined forces with Fuse Pilates to redefine how travelers exercise while on the road. Guests at the hotel can choose to workout with a dedicated instructor in the privacy of their room or they can head to the rooftop for morning sunrise Pilates classes.
4. Get Outside
There is nothing better than combining fresh air with physical activity. And here is Georgetown, the C&O Canal is the perfect backdrop. Best part? It is located just outside Capella’s doors! There is so much to experience on the canal including hiking, biking, jogging, riding horses, and observing wildlife while building a healthy balance of the mind, body and spirit.
I hope you enjoyed my insider tips for wellness as we ring in 2014! For more information on any of these activities contact your Capella Personal Assistant at 202-617-2415 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy New Year!