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Do You Know Your Asthma Triggers?   Most people understand that exercise and other strenuous activity can cause their asthma to flare up.  But have you ever experienced sudden asthma symptoms and weren’t sure what caused them?  This is common among people with asthma, which can be triggered by a variety of factors. If you’re not always aware of what brings on your symptoms, it can be a good idea to keep a quick asthma journal.  When you notice symptoms, even if they are subtle, note the date and time and write down any key information about your surroundings and what you are...

Probiotics and Fish Oil During Pregnancy May Reduce Child Allergies    Looking for ways to prevent allergies?  A new study has found that women who take probiotics and fish oil while they are pregnant  can significantly lower their children’s chance of developing allergies later in life. The study was conducted at the Imperial College of London where researchers looked at data from 1.5 million women across more than 400 prior studies.  While experts have long believed that a woman’s diet during pregnancy plays an important role in children’s future health, this study was the first comprehensive analysis of the evidence. The findings were promising...

Sleep Tips for Business Travelers When you’re traveling for work, it can be difficult to get a good night’s sleep.  Hectic schedules, work-related stress and disruptions to your normal routine can make the recommended 7-8 hours of sleep seem impossible.  But sufficient sleep is essential for work performance no matter where you are.  Read on to find out how you can sleep better while you’re away from home for work. During the Day Sleep problems often start long before it’s time to go to bed.  Business travel unfortunately makes it easy to fall into a bad routine of unhealthy food and a lack...

PURE Rooms Now Available at the Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport   Travelers with asthma or allergies have a healthy new hotel option at Baltimore-Washington International Airport.  The Hilton Garden Inn has just added 10 allergy-friendly PURE Rooms to provide guests with the freshest and most comfortable rooms in the area. Bright and airy decor provide the Hilton Garden Inn BWI Airport with a warm and welcoming atmosphere the moment you enter the lobby.  The hotel’s generous amenities include an indoor pool and fitness center, 24-hour business services and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.  These comforts, along with the hotel’s caring and attentive...

Are You Ready for Pollen Season?   It’s still cold and snowy in many parts of the country but spring allergy season is right around the corner.  In fact, pollen levels are already starting to spike in places like Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.  Make sure you’re prepared for pollen season when it starts where you live. Pollen allergies are the most common outdoor allergies, affecting about 50 million Americans every year.  Pollen  is very difficult to avoid because it is released in highly concentrated amounts and spreads easily through the air.  To make matters worse, climate change seems to be the reason...

8 Health and Wellness Tips for Fall  Have you noticed the days getting shorter and the weather getting cooler where you live? Fall is just around the corner, which makes this a great time to ramp up your health and wellness routine.  Try these tips to help you feel happy and healthy all season long. Eat with the season. Our bodies have different nutritional needs at different times of the year, providing us with more energy and preventing us from getting sick.  Warm up with a bowl of soup or choose squash, root vegetables and greens, which are all in season right now. Enjoy outdoor activities.  Just because...

  Whether you have business at George Mason University or are looking to see the Washington monuments, there are a lot of reasons for a trip to Northern Virginia. The next time you’re in the area, you can rely on a fresh and comfortable PURE Room at the SpringHill Suites Centreville Chantilly. PURE Wellness Rooms at SpringHill Suites provide spacious accommodations at an affordable price.  Enjoy generous amenities typically found at larger hotels, such as complimentary WiFi and a hot breakfast buffet served each morning.  SpringHill Suites Centreville Chantilly also features a modern fitness center and indoor pool as well as a 24-hour on-site market...

We all know that sleep is important for our health.  A lack of sleep has been associated with everything from anxiety and decreased productivity to cancer and diabetes.  Several new studies have now also made a link to heart attack and stroke, suggesting that adequate sleep may help reduce cardiovascular health risks. In the first study, researchers found that people averaging less than 6 hours of sleep per night were 11% more likely to die from either a heart attack or stroke. Another group of scientists found in a separate study that individuals in this category had 27% more atherosclerosis, a hardening of the...

We talk a lot about the experience of staying in a PURE Wellness Room and the benefits these rooms bring to your health and wellbeing.  I’d also like to tell you a little more about the PURE process and the science behind it, specifically our biostatic shield technology.  The PURE system has been clinically proven to reduce exposure to irritants and it can be helpful to better understand how this works to protect your health. When our technicians convert a standard hotel room to a PURE Room, one step in the process is the application of a biostatic shield to all hard surfaces.  The...

There are a lot of reasons to choose a PURE Wellness Room when you travel, whether you’re looking for relief from allergy symptoms of just want to experience the highest quality hotel environment while you’re away from home.  Let’s look at some of the biggest health problems facing older adults and how PURE Rooms can help address them to make travel easier and more comfortable. Pneumonia and Influenza.  While the flu can happen to anyone, these respiratory infections are especially serious for older people because our immune systems weaken as we age.  This can lead to dangerous complications like pneumonia that in some cases...