We are honored to be included on U.S. News & World Report's recent list of "Best Vacations for Health Nuts." A visit to Miraval is so much more than just a vacation, you can leave with the knowledge and tools to be able to make lasting changes for your health. Although Miraval offers specialists and programming focused on all aspects of wellness—mind, body, and spirit— we've included few sessions below that are dedicated to improving your physical health.
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Work with Miraval's registered dietitian, Junelle Lupiani, who specializes in weight management and the integration of nutrition in disease prevention. Explore how your nutrition and food choices are affecting your energy levels, quality of sleep, digestive issues, disease vulnerability, and overall well-being.
How much exercise is needed to effectively manage stress and prevent diseases such as coronary heart disease and hypertension?
By: Andrew Wolf, M.S. E.D.
When you think about exercise in regard to disease prevention it is important to keep in perspective the simplicity of exercise. If you think about it all exercise can be broken down into how many calories you burn when you do that exercise. It is important to think of exercise this way because when you want to talk about “how much exercise” you are really asking “how many calories”. The other thing to keep in mind is the unimportance of what you do today and the importance of how much you have done this week. Think of exercise as an accumulation of calorie burning that occurs over seven days not whether or not you did 30-45 minutes on the treadmill today.
Keeping this point in mind I always try to get my clients to think about exercise accumulation. Doing three bouts of exercise that are 60 minutes long or doing 18 bouts of exercise that are 10 minutes long is the same thing when it comes to burning calories and preventing disease. Both approaches have you doing 180 minutes of exercise per week so in the end they are equal.