Healthy Lifestyle

Wellness is about taking a proactive and holistic approach to your health.  Many of us only think about our health when something is wrong but adopting a wellness perspective can help you prevent problems before they start. One of the best ways to begin a wellness lifestyle is through diet.  Because we eat everyday, food allows you to supply your body with the nutrients it need to stay healthy and active.  Try incorporating these 10 foods into your diet more often and in greater quantities every day, not just when you’re sick. 1. Sweet peppers. When many of us think about vitamin C, citrus fruits are...

Do you have more difficulty sleeping at certain times of the year?  Changes in the seasons can disrupt your circadian rhythm, your body’s natural sleep/wake cycle that helps you maintain a healthy sleep pattern.  If you’ve started having more trouble falling asleep or staying asleep the past few weeks, make sure you’re following these wellness habits for better sleep until spring. Stick to your sleep routine. Because it gets dark out earlier, you may feel tired and want to get to bed earlier.  Avoid this temptation and maintain your normal sleep and wake times throughout the year.  It’s natural to sleep a little more during winter...

Wellness is about more than your physical health.  It’s a holistic concept that takes a proactive approach to all aspects of your wellbeing, including your social and emotional health. It’s easy to neglect these mental aspects of wellness, especially when you live a busy lifestyle and already feel pressed for time.  But these mental wellness tips are easy steps that any of us can take to reduce stress, relate better to others and adopt a more positive outlook on life. 1. Seek out positive messages. Many of us are bombarded each day with negative news stories, violent images in the media and interactions with unhappy...

  We all know it’s important to drink plenty of water.  Water keep your body functioning properly and can help you lose weight and have more energy.  But adequate hydration also has a number of other health benefits that may surprise you. If you’re looking for more reasons to increase your water intake, consider these additional reasons that will make you want to keep your water bottle handy.   Hydration fights cavities and bad breath. A dry mouth is uncomfortable but it can also cause more serious dental problems.Water keeps your mouth fresh and moist for good oral health.   It improves...

If you’re looking for a hotel that combines timeless character with the best modern conveniences, look no further than the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown. The hotel has recently added PURE Wellness Rooms, which have amenities that enhance your well-being and create an environment that helps you be at your best and make your stay in this landmark property even more comfortable and relaxing. Situated in the heart of downtown, the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown occupies a gorgeous space that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The hotel has been meticulously preserved with stylish, 1920s inspired furnishings, design and decor.  At...

It can be hard enough to make time for exercise even without the holiday time crunch. Here are some simple ways to maintain your fitness routine between all of the gift wrapping, baking and entertaining you have to do. Skip online shopping. It’s easy to do all of your holiday shopping with a few clicks of the mouse and keyboard but heading out to the stores is a great opportunity to get moving. Incorporate some brisk walking between stores and frequently bring packages back to the car to increase your activity level. Shovel your driveway. Snowblowers are fast and effortless but shoveling...

6 Foods that Promote Better Sleep Getting adequate, high-quality sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle. It’s not enough to sleep in on weekends or while you’re on vacation.  Your body requires a regular, consistent sleep pattern for you to feel and be at your best. One surprising way you can help maintain your healthy sleep routine is through food. We all know it’s important to avoid sugar, caffeine and greasy items but some foods actually help support your body’s natural sleep cycle.  Try incorporating more of these foods into your diet to make sleep a central part of your healthy lifestyle. Complex...

At PURE, we believe you shouldn’t have to sacrifice quality and comfort for price. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the Red Roof PLUS+ Raleigh NCSU Conference Center to bring you our fresh, hypoallergenic hotel rooms at a price you can afford. If you’ve never stayed in a Red Roof PLUS+, you’ll find that these hotels bring superior comfort, service and ambiance to the company’s line of budget-friendly options. The properties feature updated, modern design with sleek lines, stylish decor and attractive landscaping.  Red Roof PLUS+ hotels also offer added amenities like large, ergonomic workstations, premium hard flooring and upgraded linens and towels. Our...