Sometimes life throws us off balance and we need an opportunity to focus on ourselves to get back to feeling our best. At Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, we have just the answer. Vacations are meant to be a relaxing but uplifting experience. Read on to learn more about how to fit fitness into your tropical getaway.
We’ve all been there. The excitement of vacation coupled with a time difference and constant activities often keeps us from getting the right amount of sleep during our time away. But isn’t it ironic how vacation is supposed to be a time to relax and rejuvenate, but for many people it can often be exhausting? Here at Zoetry Wellness & Spa Resorts, we pride ourselves on wellness and want our guests to get the most out of their vacation–even when it comes to a good night’s sleep.
A good night’s sleep is important for the following reasons:
It keeps your heart healthy. Lack of sleep has been associated with high blood pressure and cholesterol, both risk factors of heart disease.
It helps reduce stress. When your body is sleep deprived, it goes into a state of stress, so it’s important to get the right amount of ZZZ’s each night.
It gives you energy. Sleep makes you more alert especially when you’re getting the same amount each night. Your body will naturally feel energized.
It can aid in weight loss. Research has shown that people who sleep less than seven hours per night are more likely to gain weight and less likely to lose it.
It helps the body repair. Since you’ll be spending alot of time in the sun during your stay with us, sleep will help the body repair from sunburn or exposure to ultraviolet rays. Your cells produce more protein while sleeping and these molecules form the building blocks for cells, allowing them to repair damage.
If you’re visiting us soon, be sure to get the right amount of sleep during your vacation. Call it a night at a decent hour and make it a point to wake up early so you’re enjoying more of your day. Similarly, try to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day so you’re body’s internal clock adjusts.
By Guest Blogger Charles Wills
Vacation is a time to remove your usual “hat” and try on a fresh new perspective. It begins the moment you surrender. The plane is in the air cruising at an altitude of 30,000 feet. Finally you can settle in your chair and let yourself drift…
Letting go is a fundamental aspect of any vacation as it creates a break from life’s usual burdens. Not only does this allow your mind to relax, but also your nervous system, which can provide many health benefits.
Every moment of every day your nervous system is working to balance your internal environment with your external environment. This means every situation causes a release of energy to alter blood flow, relay information, create new cells and so much more. Sleep, weight gain and other health issues are all tied into your nervous system as well.
Due to external obligations, duties and responsibilities, additional energy is drained from your system causing the body to adapt to a state of constant readiness which is also known as “fight or flight”. Dr. Lipton from Stanford University said “we are dying or healing every second of every day.”
Long term fight or flight creates continuous body imbalances, which can lead to chronic aches and pains, loss of sleep, digestion problems, anxiety, heart disease and stroke. So we aren’t lying when we say that rest in a beautiful location is just what the doctor ordered!
Here at Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts, we can help you achieve true relaxation, which can provide tangible benefits for your body and mind. Take time on your vacation to learn what letting go really means. This will allow you to take a little piece of your vacation home with you and apply the benefits to your life.
Visit our website for more details on booking a truly relaxing vacation with us!
About the blogger: Charles Wills is the founder of The Wills System which is an innovative wellness program designed to deliver powerful results and lasting wellness. He is dedicated to helping others find real, but non-invasive solutions to stress, anxiety, weight and digestive problems, memory loss and other health issues. His system is currently available exclusively at Zoëtry Wellness & Spa Resorts.