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Westin Nova Scotian – Wellness Activities, Destinations and Excursions

The Westin Halifax Hotel: Your Halifax Wellness Basecamp Nestled in the heart of the Seaport District of the charming city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel offers deluxe accommodations and convenient access to a range of wellness activities catering to both relaxation enthusiasts and activity seekers. Whether you’re a traveller looking to unwind or someone dedicated to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, the neighbourhood of The Westin Halifax Hotel is brimming with options to nourish your well-being. 1. Halifax Waterfront Walk: A Refreshing Stroll Step out of The Westin Nova Scotian Hotel and embark on a stroll along the iconic Halifax Waterfront Boardwalk. Stretching for approximately 2.5 kilometres, this scenic path hugs the waterfront, offering stunning views of the harbour and bustling marine activity. Take in the fresh sea breeze and let the soothing sounds of lapping waves create a tranquil ambience. A simple walk along the waterfront

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Health

Mindfulness: The Darker Side

There’s no doubt that mindfulness can and has helped millions of people. New research is showing there can also be a downside. From helping reduce anxiety and stress to being more focused, mindfluness has many benefits and has even been incorporated into prison programs in the U.S. and Canadian systems. New research from the University at Buffalo however, suggests that mindfulness can make us more selfish and impact our social behaviours. The research looked at a rang of what are called prosocial behaviours, or the range of behaviours we have when we’re around other people. From how we interact with others to the actions we may take in certain settings. In the research, Dr. Michael Poulin, an assistant professor of psychology looked at how people view themselves and their place in society. In Asian countries, people tend to see their relationships with others as interdependent versus in countries like Canada,

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Travel

2021 Top 10 Wellness Travel Locations

When it comes to the modern-day concept of “wellness travel,” there are a whole lot of different ideas out there about what it entails. But, according to the Wellness Tourism Association the definition is quite simple. Wellness travel is any type of travel that allows the traveller to maintain, enhance or kick-start a healthy lifestyle, and support or increase one’s sense of wellbeing. So whether you are looking to maintain, enhance or kick-start a healthy lifestyle in 2021, here are 10 wellness travel options to have on your list. Travel Considerations: You’ll want to first check on where you can travel and what restrictions may be in place, especially going outside of Canada and what you might have to do on return. Double check what kind of vaccination documentation you’ll need as well. Without two doses, some countries may not let you in. Top 10 Wellness Travel Locations 2021 1.

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Mind

Tap into your instincts

Animals have a talent for keeping life simple. It’s a perspective we stray from at our peril. We all sometimes wonder: What if? What if I lived there? What if I lost weight? What if I could do this? What if I stopped doing that? How do I set goals better? Let’s compare our human perspective to that of other animals on our planet. For instance, what do you think a lizard’s instincts drive him to do or want? Eating? Moving to a warm spot? Nesting? Are the human vs. animal perspectives that different? If you boil them both down, you could say they are both desires. They are both motives. If we were like a lizard we would just act as we felt we should at the time. We would jump on top of the rock and sit in the sun when we felt cold. We would run when

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Longevity

Achieving flow state

You have been practicing the instrument for a while now. At first, your fingers were clumsy and the right sound appeared only occasionally. Now, after months of practice, you are feeling the groove. You look forward to playing. Then today, something was different. The music just came. An hour flew by and your fingers seemed to have a life of their own. You have been taking ballroom dancing lessons. Tonight there is an informal competition to let couples show their stuff. Eyes follow as you glide around the room. Just a few months ago this would’ve been unthinkable. Now it is fun. You are comfortable putting on a show. You are kayaking on the ocean. There is a light breeze and a slight swell. You can travel for miles this way. You are alert to the changing winds and the tide but the boat seems to move itself. You watch the

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Health

Tips for your posture when traveling

When traveling, we’re often prone to body aches and cramping. Here are some tips to keep you pain free as you travel. Healthy travel tips for seniors Our bodies are not designed to be sitting for long periods. We are designed to be hunting and gathering food, so when we are cramped in a small airplane seat or stuck in the back seat of a car, pain can often become an unwanted travel companion. Here are some tips to keep you pain free as you travel. Bring a Neck Pillow A neck pillow to support your neck as you doze off can help to prevent cramping of the cervical muscles when in an awkward sleeping position. Sitting increases pressure to the joints and muscles of the neck. Neither car and airplane seats offer support to the neck which in itself can lead to pain. Using a light weight pillow that

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