Taking Time off To Care for Yourself

Wellness and Taking Time Off: Make Glenwood Springs, Colorado Your Go-To for Both

Using your earned vacation days is an important first step in improving personal and family well-being. With its ample geothermal amenities and outdoor activities, Glenwood Springs is a Colorado hot spot for relieving stress and restoring balance.

According to Project Time Off, a national movement that seeks to transform American attitudes about taking earned vacation time, in 2016 U.S. employees forfeited 206 million vacation days! These days could not be rolled over, paid out or used for any other benefit—they were simply lost. That’s just sad, especially when affordable, accessible vacation destinations like Glenwood Springs, Colorado are just a drive and a reservation away.

Making your vacation a reality can be as easy as penciling it in on the calendar and letting the boss know in advance that you’ll be taking a few days to relax and recharge your batteries. Booking a room helps too. Glenwood Springs has a huge inventory of lodging at price points to accommodate any budget. Lodging packages often include Glenwood Springs activities like skiing at Sunlight Mountain Resort, rafting the Colorado River, cycling in Glenwood Canyon and soaking in Glenwood’s acclaimed hot springs.

Glenwood Springs is your fun-focused wellness destination

Now that you’ve decided to use your much-deserved vacation time, take steps to maximize those precious days for a multi-day getaway that reduces stress, increases happiness and fosters family bonding.

Relax. Nothing teases away stress like a soak in Glenwood’s geothermal springs. As the heat and minerals work their magic, you’ll find yourself relaxing more deeply with each breath. Visit Iron Mountain Hot Springs with its 16 soaking pools or the world-famous Glenwood Hot Springs Resort. Both venues allow you to re-enter throughout the day. For an unusual natural steam bath, spend time detoxifying at the Yampah Spa and Vapor Caves. Add a blissful massage at one of Glenwood’s spas for the ultimate relaxation experience.

Play. Sunshine and physical activity both boost serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps elevate mood and boost happiness. That means for your wellness retreat to be truly invigorating, you need to get outside. Glenwood Springs has a multitude of options for outdoor pursuits—from adrenaline-pumping activities to serene scenic strolls. Try hiking up Red Mountain, snowshoeing at Sunlight or going for a leisurely bike ride on the Rio Grande Trail. If kids are in the mix, walk to Doc Holliday’s marker, visit Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park or zipline over the Colorado River in Glenwood Canyon.

Unplug. As tempting as it may be to constantly check in with work, putting the phone down while on vacation has big payoffs for you and your family. In Project Time Off’s study of kids, disconnecting from the office is essential for building childhood memories and family bonds. When families spend time together on vacation, they build their family story. A strong family story creates kids who are more stable and secure.

Reap all the health and wellness benefits of your time off. Schedule your Glenwood Springs vacation today. You (and your family) will be happy you did. Learn more at www.visitglenwood.com.