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Twin Cities Travel: Top 6 Ways to Relax

August 22, 2012

Be Less Stressed Out When Traveling

Being stressed out is never fun – and it doesn’t seem to matter if stress is from work, your family or something happening in the world. Stress can affect how well we sleep, how we feel and even our health. Studies have shown that stress can make you sick – and new research even says stress can even change your DNA!

So – how to you fight stress and find ways to relax when you’re traveling? Here are our top 6 ways to relax on the road – even if you’re traveling for work to the Twin Cities.

Take a Deep Breath

It sounds so simple – but it’s key. Taking focused, deep breaths is one of the easiest things you can do to fight stress.  Deep breaths wake up your brain, relax your muscles and force your mind to take just a short break. The best part about this stress-buster? You can do it anywhere: on a plane, in your meeting room, at your hotel and even in the shower.

Get Some Exercise

Anyone who’s gone for a run after a rough day or swam a few laps in the morning knows how much exercise can help fight stress. Exercise can help distract you from what’s stressing you out, help you maintain a routine when you’re traveling and give you those all-important stress-busting endorphins.
Exercising for just 30 minutes a day can help you manage stress. For some ways to work out when you’re traveling to the Twin Cities, read this blog.

Top Ways to Fight Stress when Traveling

Embrace Yoga

Yoga is probably one of the most perfect ways to reduce stress. It pairs breathing, meditation, imagery and movement together to help you let go and relax. These are some wonderful stretches to start out with if you’re new to yoga. And – you can do most of them right in your suite at the Marriott!

Play Music

Music is a wonderful way to relax and fight stress. The right music can even lower your blood pressure and calm your mind. And don’t think you need to listen to new-age, spa music (unless you want to) to get the stress-fighting benefits of music. Listen to what you love and feel yourself relax at any moment.

Get Some Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep can be difficult if you’re dealing with a stressful situation. But, sleep is a wonderful way to restore your body and mind during a stressful time. Make sure you have a comfortable pillow and the room is at a temperature that’s comfortable for you.

Top Ways to Fight Stress when Traveling

If you’re staying with us at the Marriott – leave your computer and in the other part of your suite and just relax in your bedroom. If you need anything to make the room even more comfortable – just let us know.

Have Fun!

Traveling for work may not always seem fun – but it can be. Look for time between your conference meetings in the Twin Cities to go explore. Here are some of our favorite things to do in the Twin Cities and some of the best golf courses in the Twin Cities near the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. The Marriott front desk staff can also recommend great places to check out and restaurants to enjoy if you’d like to check out the area.

How do you deal with stress – especially when you’re on the road?

The Minneapolis Marriott Northwest Hotel is an all-suite hotel in the Twin Cities. The 50,000 square feet conference facility is ideal for business, social events and weddings with 25 versatile rooms including three ballrooms and amphitheater. The hotel is close to a wide selection of shopping destinations including the Mall of America. It’s also a sports headquarters, near the National Sports Center, Target Field, Target Center and University of Minnesota.

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