Wellness

Whether you love winter sports or are just looking for offseason deals, winter is a great time of year to travel.  But unpredictable weather, luggage constraints and poor driving conditions can make winter travel a challenge for even the most seasoned veterans.  Take the stress out of your vacation with these simple tips to ensure you are prepared before you leave. 1. Maximize your clothing.  Heavy coats, snow pants and other bulky items present a real challenge when you’re packing for a winter trip.  Make the most of what you bring by dressing in layers and mixing and matching clothes you can wear more than...

Travelers looking to explore Washington, DC should put nearby Alexandria, VA at the top of their list for local accommodations.  Named a Best Value Travel Destination and one of the prettiest cities in the South, Alexandria provides a picturesque, small town setting just minutes from all of the sights and attractions of the nation’s capital. In a sense, this makes the new Pure Rooms at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town a natural fit. Pure Rooms provide travelers with the same sense of refuge amid the excitement of one of the country’s most dynamic cities.  Enjoy peace of mind and a true wellness experience in Washington...

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...

If you’re lucky enough to find tickets to this year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, rest assured there are plenty of hotel options for travelers who make health and wellness a priority.  Our Pure Rooms in Atlanta provide a hypoallergenic environment with purified air and allergy-friendly bedding so you can relax and be your best during the big game.  Check out some of our partnering hotels near Mercedes-Benz Stadium where you’ll find the highest quality guest room experience. Embassy Suites Atlanta Airport If you’ll be flying into Atlanta, it’s tough to beat the easy in-and-out access with shuttle service at the Embassy Suites.  Spacious suites, an...

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...

Whether you’re considering a family vacation or a quick weekend escape, December is a great month to travel.  And there’s no better way to enjoy the holiday season than when you’re surrounded by the calming comfort of a PURE Wellness Room!  Check out a few of our favorite PURE destinations where you can enjoy holiday festivities and ambiance along with the health and vitality our rooms provide.   Times Square (New York) Nothing says Christmas quite like New York City.  From the sanctuary of your room at the Hilton Times Square, you’re within easy walking distance of the lights and energy of this...

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...