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A recent report from the American Lung Association (ALA) found that smog and other forms of air pollution in the greater Washington area have worsened in recent years, creating a significant health risk for residents.   Between 2015 and 2017, the District of Columbia experienced an average of 4.7 high-ozone days per year, which occur when pollution levels become harmful and residents are encouraged to remain indoors.  DC also saw an average of 14 moderate-risk days per year when pollution levels were high enough to impact at-risk populations, including children, the elderly and people with asthma.  Overall, the increasing number of high...

Many of us bemoan the coming winter and the inevitable snow, ice and cold that come with it.  But winter can also be a time to shift our priorities and refocus on our health and well-being.  The trick is to take time for yourself and to get in tune with your mind and body through activities that you truly enjoy.   Skiing is a great way to stay active during the colder months of the year.  It’s a challenging workout and a sport that almost anyone can do.  Skiing also makes a nice excuse to spend time outside, providing a boost for...

Do you wish you could stay in a Pure Room everyday?  With our deluxe air purifiers, you can create that same wellness experience to enjoy in the comfort of your own home!   We want to help you celebrate wellness in your life, which is why we’re offering special Black Friday deals on our air purifiers this season.  Check our Facebook page for exclusive offers and discounts that you won’t find anywhere else!   These purifiers use HEPA filtration to eliminate contaminants and remove 98-100% of viruses, bacteria, allergens and other irritants from the environment.  Listed by the FDA as a Class II medical...

Many of us look forward to the holidays as a time to celebrate and spend time with friends and family.  But the rush of the season can also cause stress and lead us to neglect our health and overall wellbeing.  Take care of yourself with these holiday wellness tips so you can feel your best and truly appreciate this wonderful time of the year.   Start early. Whether you dread the coming season or can’t wait for it, don’t put off your holiday planning, shopping, decorating and gift-wrapping. Getting these tasks done now will reduce stress and give you more...

A few steps from Philadelphia City Hall and the Reading Terminal Market, The Notary Hotel brings its legendary past and historic legacy into the twenty-first century.  This landmark property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was recently renovated with contemporary conveniences and striking decor that continues to draw on the hotel’s sophisticated 1920s design.   Among the modern upgrades at The Notary Hotel are 22 new Pure Rooms, which eliminate contaminants and provide guests with the option of a hypoallergenic environment during their time in Philadelphia.  Wellness-minded travelers will appreciate purified air and allergy-friendly bedding in each Pure...

Wellness is about more than diet and exercise.  It’s an approach to living that fosters your physical, mental, emotional and even spiritual well-being.  At Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis, a sleek boutique hotel in the heart of downtown, this sensibility suffuses every aspect of the wellness experience during your stay.   On the lobby floor, you’ll find THE Gallery at Le Méridien Chambers, a space designed to “cultivate discovery, stimulate the visual senses and spark the imagination.”  THE Gallery’s curators bring a new exhibit every three months to showcase both emerging and world-renowned local artists.  Guests at Le Méridien also receive complimentary access...

For a family vacation or wellness getaway, take a trip to California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe.  The Ritz Carlton is a true four-season resort with ski-in/ski-out access in the winter and vibrant lakeside activities in the summer.  This stately property is perched mid-mountain for stunning views over the lake and surrounding area.   The fresh mountain air and spectacular setting are enhanced by Pure Rooms, which provide a completely hypoallergenic environment during your stay.  Pure Rooms use purified air to eliminate contaminants so you can be your best and make the most of your time in Lake...

Of all the things to love about fall, the changing leaves is probably at the top of most people’s list.  The bright oranges, reds and yellows are synonymous with the season, helping to ease the transition into winter and the holidays.  Even if you live in an area without much fall foliage, you can enjoy this spectacular display along with the comfort of Pure Rooms at these hotels in some of the best leaf-peeping spots in the country.   The Hotel Roanoke (VA). The warm atmosphere of this stately, Tudor-style property is an ideal setting for taking in Virginia’s gorgeous...

As we head into the colder months of the year, this is the best time to think about ways to improve your indoor air quality at home.  It’s often said that indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air and when you consider the amount of time we spend at home, indoor air quality can make a big difference for your health and wellbeing.   Replace air-filters. Using an air-filtration system is great but they are only effective when maintained according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Take this opportunity to check your air-filters and always use a HEPA filter to remove...

As the nights get colder and the leaves are beginning to turn, it's time to start planning for fall wellness. Seasonal changes are a great time to update and refocus your wellness routine, especially since the shorter days of fall invite us to slow down and take care of ourselves. How will you improve your health and wellness this fall?   Check your vitamin D. Fewer daylight hours mean less exposure to vitamin D, which supports bone health and the immune system, along with many other health benefits. Ask your doctor about your vitamin D levels and consider a supplement if you...