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12 Wellness Tips For Happier And Healthier Meetings

Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, MD, Chief Medical Officer Well & Being Spa

When you're a hard-working business traveler, the team at the Princess knows that wellness can easily get lost in the shuffle, making it difficult to maintain and preserve your levels of resiliency for early morning meetings. Our team's goal is to keep your meeting attendees at their best, whether they are facing time zone changes, canceled flights, or extended work days in a city across the globe from home. As an advocate for healthcare who is both compassionate and effective, while still remaining environmentally conscious, I invite you to sit back and relax knowing your attendees' well-being is a priority during your meeting at the Princess.

Knowledge is power, and preventive care is essential to well-being. Listed below I hope to share my knowledge with you with 12 of my best practices to keep attendees productive, relaxed and fueled up.


1. Limit Technology Use In The Mornings

Many of us use our phones for alarms and immediately start checking email, social media, and text messages as soon as we wake up. Not only is this habit very distracting, it can also take away from our ability to start the day with positive energy. Resist the urge to start scrolling the minute your alarm goes off.

2. Write Down Your Intentions

Spend 10 minutes each morning jotting down what you're hoping to accomplish that day. Research shows that setting intentions makes us more likely to achieve our goals.

3. Take Frequent 5-10 Minute Breaks

This one is especially important if you spend your days working on a computer. Give your body a break from sitting and your eyes a rest from staring at the screen by taking 5-10 minutes every hour to get up and move around.

4. Use A Time-Tracker

Feel like the day is constantly getting away from you? Consider downloading one of the many apps out there designed to help you track and optimize your time so you can have a productive, stress-free day.

5. End The Day By Giving Your Worries Away To Paper

If your mind starts racing through tomorrow's to-dos and anxieties the second your head hits the pillow, you may have a hard time getting the rest you need. Keep a journal near your bed where you can write down everything you're worried about, then let it go. You could also use this time to write a to-do list for the next day.

When we are at peace with our surroundings and our mind becomes clear, our productivity levels begin to flourish. By building these five practices into your daily routine, you can make a huge positive impact to your mental wellbeing.


1. Make Time For Massage

Time spent traveling and sitting in meetings all day can take its toll on the body and mind. A good massage can help work out some of the physical kinks while relieving stress and anxiety.

2. Stretch And Connect With Yoga

If you're feeling overwhelmed, try to make time for a yoga class, or do some simple stretches in your hotel room. Yoga connects the mind, body, and soul to boost resiliency.

3. Unwind Your Day With A Moment Of Self-Care

After a long and hectic day, give yourself five minutes to enjoy a cup of tea or decaf coffee as an escape from the chaos.

4. Supplement With Melatonin For Sleep

A good night's sleep is crucial for resiliency, but getting adequate rest can be difficult when you're sleeping in different beds every night and traveling across time zones. Consider using a melatonin supplement to get your body back into its natural rhythm.

So you had a long day filled with endless stressors. Your flight was delayed and you ran in to traffic from the airport to the resort. All these little matters can really add up eventually taking a toll on your inner self and outer performance. Implement these four remedies to help your body and mind bounce back so you can feel ready to take on the next morning and get some well-deserved relaxation.


1. Eat Plenty Of Protein

Protein is the fuel that powers you through your busy days. Eat some type of protein at every meal.

2. Drink Focus-Enhancing Beverages

The caffeine found in coffee and tea is considered a nootropic, meaning it can improve focus and help you stay alert. Try alternative drinks that contain caffeine as well as attention-boosting botanicals.

3. Feed Your Head

To keep your brain firing on all cylinders, make sure you're getting enough omega-3s. Found in foods like salmon, walnuts, and chia seeds, these fatty acids have been shown to have neurological benefits.

The stomach is the window to your mind's function. By fueling your body with what it needs, you prepare yourself to be your best in any situation you set out to master.


While you're on property, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess takes care of your attendee's well-being so you don't have to. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess features Well & Being Spa, an award winning tranquil escape, located conveniently in the resort's beautiful Hacienda Plaza. Inspired by a Grand Canyon oasis, this 44,000 sq. ft. sanctuary offers a comprehensive program of services, treatments, activities and retreats designed to enrich your life all while supporting your own unique journey. Outfitted with world-class spa and salon experts, the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is the premier place to host and educate your traveling meeting attendees on tips and tricks to stay healthy while on the road.


Well & Being's team of world-class spa and wellness experts are led by Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, whose extensive career in the study of natural medicine, and its role in modern health care, began more than 35 years ago. Dr. Low Dog studied midwifery and massage therapy, as well as herbalism. She served as President of the American Herbalist Guild and ran a teaching clinic in Albuquerque, New Mexico before going on to receive her doctorate degree from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. Tieraona opened and ran a successful integrative medical clinic in Albuquerque before joining the faculty of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona where she served as the Director of Fellowship from 2005-2015. Tieraona has recently authored three National Geographic books, Healthy at Home and Life is Your Best Medicine and co-authored the Guide to Medicinal Herbs. She serves on numerous editorial/advisory boards, and has appeared on E!, ABC's 20/20, CNN, and is a frequent guest on the Dr. Oz show and NPR's The People's Pharmacy.

Whether you want to relax before your next work trip or you want a getaway to relax and rejuvenate, consider making The Princess your next vacation getaway.