How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

Stay Healthy While Traveling
 

Traveling can be challenging when it comes to maintaining your health, especially as we head into cold and flu season. Between multiple airports, long hours on planes, and unfamiliar environments, travel can take a toll on your health. However, with some careful planning and mindful choices, you can enjoy your travels while staying healthy. Here are our top tips to help you stay in great shape while on the go, even in the cold season!

1. Prioritize Hydration

Staying hydrated is one of the most critical aspects of staying healthy while traveling. Air travel, in particular, can be incredibly dehydrating due to the low humidity in the cabin. To counter this, drink plenty of water before, during, and after your flight. This may be a challenge but try to limit the caffeine as it can further dehydrate your body. Bring electrolyte packets with you on your travels for a quick hydration boost. We love Liquid IV and LMNT for quick electrolytes on the go!

2. Eat Nutrient-Dense Foods

While it's tempting to indulge in the local cuisine when traveling, try to strike a balance between indulgence and nutrition. Try to keep the sugar content low while incorporating as many fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins where you can. This will give your body essential nutrients and help you maintain energy levels. When dining out, seek out restaurants that offer healthy options, and don't forget to include local produce in your meals for a taste of the region's specialties.

3. Exercise Regularly

Maintaining your exercise routine while traveling can be a bit challenging, but it's important for your overall health. All our properties are equipped with state-of-the-art gyms open 24/7. Getting in a quick workout can help you stay energized and relieve any stress that often comes with travel.

4. Get Sufficient Sleep

Quality sleep is crucial for your well-being, and travel can disrupt your normal sleep patterns. Download a white noise app on your phone to create a more comfortable environment in your hotel room. Don’t hesitate to ask the front desk for more pillows or blankets to help make your bed a bit more comfortable. Some travelers are unaware that most hotels offer soft and firm pillows, and you can always request whichever pillow you like. Bringing along a melatonin supplement can also be very successful in helping you fall asleep faster and stay asleep.

5. Get in Vitamin C

Vitamin C is your secret weapon to help you stay healthy and ward off the sniffles! It's an antioxidant powerhouse, protecting your cells from free radical damage while helping boost your immune system's strength. Be sure to eat as much fresh citrus as you can or even bring along a supplement like Emergen-C to help ensure you are getting enough Vitamin C!

6. Manage Stress

Traveling can be stressful, especially when you are coming to town for business. High stress levels can take a toll on your health and really challenge your immune system. Practice stress management techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or mindfulness to help you stay calm and relaxed. Remember that travel is an adventure, so take the time to enjoy yourself and everything the city has to offer.

Staying healthy while traveling is a combination of conscious choices and preparation. By planning ahead a bit more and prioritizing your health while traveling, you will be able to ward off all of the germs that come with travel and keep your health intact. Safe travels!

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The Business Travel Guide: How to Have a Stress Free Business Trip

 

People either love or hate business travel. While some see it as an opportunity to combine business and leisure, frequent business travelers often find it to be a headache. 

Whether you are a seasoned road warrior or just starting to get your feet wet with business travel, we have outlined key tips to help you have a smooth and seamless trip all while maximizing your time!


Packing Tips

  • The number one tip we recommend is ditching the large suitcase and only using carry on bags. There is nothing worse than arriving in a new city and realizing that your luggage did not make it with you. From lugging a large suitcase through a foreign city or risking lost luggage, always try to only pack a carry-on.
  • Use packing cubes! If you are a chronic overpacker, packing cubes will be your new best friend. They help you stay both organized and help to compress all clothing you are bringing. These cubes are our top picks!
  • Pack with security in mind. Make your life 10x easier by ensuring all of your liquids and electronics are easily accessible. Also ensure that your liquids fit into a quart sized bag and don’t exceed the 3.4 ounce limit per bottle.
  • Don’t forget casual clothes! Even if you are anticipating working from sun up to sun down, you will likely have an opportunity at some point to check out your local city or enjoy a casual dinner.

Maximize Your Efficiency

  • Join rewards programs! Whether you are loyal to Hilton Honors or United Mileage Club, gaining all of the points you can with rewards programs or travel credit cards can really pay off in big ways. 
  • Bring a portable charger. Don’t get caught on the plane with electronics that are on their last 10% battery. Always charge your electronics before the flight, but make sure you have a backup just in case.
  • Apply for TSA PreCheck and Global Entry! Skip the long security and custom lines and add hours back into your trip. 
  • Book non-stop flights whenever possible. Long layovers or even missing your connecting flight can cause massive headaches and add hours onto your trip.

Make Business Travel Fun

  • Combine business and leisure. “Bleisure” travel is becoming more and more popular with people maximizing their time in a new city. Add a few personal days to the beginning or end of your trip as a cost-effective way to make the most out of your travel.
  • Get outside. Business trips can be stressful and when you are working consistently a change in scenery can make all the difference. Take your laptop to a local coffee shop or spend the evening working at a popular nearby restaurant!
  • Find workspaces that double as leisure places. Work from home while you are away with many hotels that have adapted to the WFH lifestyle with amenities and spaces built for work and play.
  • Research the destination you are going to ahead of time. Find the popular local attractions and make time to really visit the city and enjoy your stay.
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Mile High Dine and Recline: Hilton Garden Inn Thornton

Hilton Garden Inn Denver North Thornton
 

Hilton Garden Inn Denver North-Thornton was excited to open its doors to the North Metro Denver community on May 22nd 2019. This property is located in the heart of the Denver Metro Area and showcases a Rocky Mountain backdrop. The Flagship Hotel, built by Willco X Development, is an upscale property that features Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse as the onsite restaurant as well as catering partner for conventions and banquets. This property is conveniently located at Interstate 25 and 144th Avenue between The Orchard Mall and Denver Premium Outlets. 

 

The Hilton Garden Inn Thornton is owned and managed by Spirit Hospitality. Spirit is a development and management firm based out of Fort Collins with a diverse portfolio across Northern Colorado. Spirit begins with market analysis and land acquisition, design, construction and then transitions into staffing and operations. The unique approach of this company allows for the opportunity to perfect and personalize the product from start to finish, which in turn allows them to provide a curated hotel experience for their guests.

 

Hilton Garden Inn Thornton is a “podium” type construction, meaning there is a concrete slab at the second floor which allows for a vertical development with four more stories of wood framed construction, for a total of five stories. The building consists of 93,845 square feet, including the 6,000 square foot Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, swimming pool & spa and a 4,448 square foot conference center. There are 122 beautifully appointed guest rooms ranging from single king rooms to double queen rooms to junior suites and even two-room king suites with five-piece bathrooms. The largest of the suites also feature wine refrigerators and oversized soaker tubs.

 

The banquet and conference space within the hotel is located on the 2nd floor with a glass overlook to the grand entrance below, allowing beautiful daylight in the pre-function space. The conference center features five flex spaces for events and private hosting opportunities that can subtly be reconfigured to the space requirements of the guests. This flexibility in conference space allows the Hilton to serve a wide variety of meeting planners. All of these spaces feature built-in audio-visual capabilities, including polycom technology, to easily accommodate hybrid teams. 

 

Just downstairs, Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse transports guests back to the Rat Pack era for an intimate, fine-dining experience. The executive chef curates classic steakhouse cuisine with an Italian infusion creating a menu that is sure to amaze. The property features the signature Johnny’s blue bar; the tap system was upsized from the prototypical system in order to provide a larger selection of beer, as is expected in Colorado. Private seating was also added in the bar area to accommodate larger groups while maintaining an intimate setting. 

 

The goal is to have a restaurant that is welcoming to locals but also conducive to any guests’ event needs large or small. Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse functions as a partner space to the larger meeting rooms inside the Hilton Garden Inn. As a preferred caterer, Johnny’s provides catering for events of any size, ranging from weddings to intimate corporate meetings.

 

Willco X Development was the first to adopt the new modified prototype for Hilton Garden Inn so  Johnny’s can flow efficiently with the lobby and breakfast serving area. Johnny’s Thornton reversed the original layout prototype so the placement of the bar is now near the patio. The patio was designed for three seasons and to provide additional event use. The metal element of the patio was added for dimension, visual impact and to protect a portion of the seating from weather. The property opted for a heating system for ambient heat rather than utilizing intrusive portable heaters.

 

Hilton Garden Inn Thornton features a modern artistic style with Rat Pack Era infusions throughout the lobby and common areas, maintaining the ambiance from Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse. Throughout the property there are beautiful pieces from artist Kristen Albrecht. Every inch of all common areas and guest rooms have been expertly designed to give guests a modern and welcoming feeling.

 

All stakeholders were consulted and accounted for in the development process. This ensured that the building was inclusive and welcoming to all visitors and guests, including those with visual, hearing and dexterity impairments and other disabilities, not only through wheelchair accessibility in public areas, but also in the ease of use of room features.

 

The second you step foot into The Hilton Garden Inn Thornton and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse, you know that it is a true gem just North of Denver. They proudly serve the Denver Metro Area, welcoming both local guests and guests from across the country in providing a range of services. Head to one of their local community events at Johnny’s or even book your next North Denver stay with the Hilton Garden Inn Thornton.

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