Wellness tourism has taken off over the last few years, with travel plans focusing on improving mental and physical health. This can involve yoga retreats and visiting spas all over the world.
But this summer, those travel plans are on hold. What can you do to satisfy your travel bug here in Ontario?
Nature is a big component of most wellness vacations. Getting out in the wilderness is a great break for your mind and an excellent break from being tethered to personal devices.
According to the University of Minnesota spending time in nature shows a tremendous impact on our wellbeing. Emotionally, it helps reduce stress, anger and fear, while physically it can even reduce blood pressure, heart rate, and muscle tension.
Fortunately, this province is one of the best places to get out there and experience nature. With over 340 parks and 295 conservation areas, there’s a lot to explore in Ontario’s backyard. Hiking, biking, and canoeing are just a few of the ways you can get outdoors this summer.
Self-care is another key aspect of wellness. Getting the most out of your wellness staycation means looking and feeling your best. Take the time to get any treatments you want to feel comfortable and confident in your own skin.
Some of the most popular procedures for enhancing wellness include:
With medspas and plastic surgery clinics reopening, now is the perfect time to seek out the cosmetic procedures you’ve always wanted. Book a consultation to discover the best treatments for your skin!
Take A Class
Learning is a great tool for self-improvement.
Right now, many universities are offering free online courses, including some focused on self-improvement. For example, Yale is offering a free Science of Well-Being course to help you understand and improve happiness in your life.
Of course, you don’t need a self-improvement class to achieve wellness. There are all sorts of classes to enrich your life. You could consider learning a new skill or hobby with courses in activities like yoga, mindfulness, and cooking.
Many wellness vacations involve some form of volunteering, why not take this opportunity to give back in your own community. Even while social distancing, there are plenty of volunteer opportunities at home. For example, you can make a difference with Kid’s Help Phone at home with your cellphone. Or you can support local initiatives like food banks.
Whatever you do this summer, it’s important to stay positive. There has been a lot of change, but things will normalize. Do your best to keep optimism up, and take this opportunity to embrace your wellness staycation!