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Live Well on Your Vacation. How to relax and be healthy

Vacations are often just the remedy a person needs to maintain health and well-being, relieve everyday stress and reduce the risk of burning out at work. Starwood Vacation Owners know the value of vacationing year after year benefits your overall health.

According to the 2010 Westin Hotels “Wellness in Travel” study of 1,500 Americans, more than half of workers fail to take all their vacation days. Additionally, out of those polled more than 67 percent said they feel healthier on vacation, while 64 percent sleep better while taking time off. All of this is reason enough to continue using your vacation days for stays at Starwood villa resorts and Starwood hotels. 

Remember, when you’re staying at any Starwood villa resort there are many ways to enjoy the health benefits of being on vacation. With various amenities, activities and services available, our resorts make maintaining your wellness simple. 

Here are some of our favorite ways to keep yourself healthy on vacation.

Whirlpool spa at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Heavenly Spa by Westin™
Treat yourself to a Heavenly Spa experience, from healing massages to energizing body treatments. Every element of your spa visit is designed to help you feel your best. While The Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa and The Westin Ka‘anapali Ocean Resort Villas North are the only two in the villa resort collection to feature a Heavenly Spa by Westin, that doesn’t mean you have to deny yourself revitalizing treatments when staying at other villa resorts. Treat yourself at any of these spas.

WestinWORKOUT® fitness center
Feel at your peak of health and wellness in the WestinWORKOUT® fitness centers. With access to state-of-the-art cardio, strength and sculpting equipment, you can enjoy an exhilarating workout that will elevate your energy level. Some fitness centers also include sauna and steam rooms so that you can experience relaxing, muscle-soothing moments post workout. Need more incentive to break a sweat? The WestinWORKOUT fitness center at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain (shared with The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas) in Avon, Colorado was recently named one of the “top 10 hotel gyms with a great view” by Condé Nast Traveler.

Sheraton Vistana Villages fitness center
Sheraton Vistana Villages

Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance™
While all of the Sheraton villa resorts offer a workout area, three offer access to a Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance®. Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas in Steamboat Springs, Colorado offers guests the chance to workout at Sheraton Steamboat Resort’s fitness area. And Sheraton Vistana Villages and Sheraton Vistana Resort in Orlando, Florida both offer the 24-hour fitness area. All feature strength-training machines, weight benches, free-weights and Life Fitness Signature Series cardio equipment. The Core Performance program also blends nutrition, movement and recovery. Sheraton Vistana Villages is also the first resort in the villa collection to implement the Color Your Plate™ menu at Flagler Station Bar & Grill. Look for dishes with the special icon to find items that increase energy and maintain a balanced diet.

Westin SuperFoodsRx™
When you stay at a Westin you can fuel your body with delicious SuperFoodsRx™ dishes. Created together with doctors and nutritionists, the menu pairs certain foods to increase their nutritional value. The antioxidant-rich and low-calorie options include things like avocados, spinach, whole grains, blueberries, salmon and beans. It’s everything you need to eat healthy and maintain your energy while on vacation. Enjoy SuperFoodsRx choices at all nine Westin villa resorts.

June Poll: How do you stay healthy on vacation? 29.4% - Walk/jog around the resort grounds; 25.8% - Take advantage of the fitness center at the resort; 25.1% - Swim and play in the pool; 9.3% - Disconnect from technology and fully relax; 6.9% - Enjoy Westin SuperFoodsRX™; 3.5% - Energize with an on-site resort activity

Resort amenities subject to change.