We’ve all indulged in decadent eats during the holidays—pumpkin pie, Christmas cookies, tasty chips and dips, delicious turkey and roasted meats and copious amounts of champagne and wine. As a result, most of us have probably put on a few pounds, but there’s no better time to reset our overall health and wellness than now. Make a New Year’s resolution to re-establish your healthy routine! To get you started, we’ve rounded up five innovative ways to get back on track in 2022. Happy New Year! Wellness Destinations Palm Springs
To jump-start your healthy living in 2022, make an appointment at Live Well Clinic in La Quinta. This comprehensive health and wellness clinic offers a vast range of services that include regenerative stem cell therapy, IV nutrient therapy, vitamin injections and even hair and skin rejuvenation. A great way to reset after the holidays is with Live Well’s 21-Day Nutrition Reboot, where you can take a three-week cleanse to identify toxins and foods that cause inflammation and immune imbalances in your body. Live Well Clinic even offers services like meditation classes, reiki therapy and stress management courses to help you feel your best both mentaly and physically.
Live Well Clinic
Location: La Quinta
Besides nutrition, another essential component to good health is exercise. The word Bottega means artisan’s craft, and owner Missoni Lanza of Movement Bottega believes that the body is our greatest masterpiece. As you delve into your practice, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of your body, all while becoming more toned and fit. Movement Bottega on El Paseo offers Pilates classes, personal training and athletic training with a focus on holistic movement. You can book either personal or group training classes now, but just be aware that proof of vaccine status is required at this time.
Location: Palm Desert
Change your eating habits for the better! Chef Tanya’s Kitchen serves up delicacies like its CTK power burgers, which are made with a tempeh recipe on a potato bun. Or try the scrumptious, organic Nature’s Salad at Nature’s Health Food & Café. Among the numerous healthy selections at Native Foods is its Buddha Bowl, made with gluten-free ingredients. You can also do a one-, three- or five-day Refresh Cleanse at the Fresh Juice Bar. These cleanses contain mostly vegetables with some fruit for maximum detox results.
Fresh Juice Bar
Locations: Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, La Quinta
Temps are mild in the desert at this time of year, and there’s no better time to get back in shape by hiking in the great outdoors. The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens is not only home to a variety of exotic wildlife, but it also features several hiking trails to choose from. The 10-minute Discovery Loop Trail will take you through native plants, while the Adventure Loop has a gentle elevation gain that boasts gorgeous views of Coachella Valley. On the challenging Wilderness Loop, you’ll get in a great sweat sesh as you hike through boulder fields.
The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Location: Palm Desert
The services and treatments at Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis will help stimulate your body’s natural healing processes. One of the most popular treatments is the Desert Sage Clay Wrap, which brings minerals to your skin, followed by a custom massage. You and your significant other can also book a Romantic Escape package—overnight stays that include a couples’ massage, facials, a bottle of sparkling wine and a cheese plate. Think about exploring nearby Joshua Tree National Park during your wellness vacation!
Azure Palm Hot Springs Resort & Day Spa Oasis
Location: Desert Hot Springs
Lynne Eodice is an accomplished writer & photographer. She is the former Features Editor for Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic magazine, and has contributed her writing and/or editorial expertise to Photographer’s Forum, Rangefinder, DoubleExposure.com, California Tour & Travel, Family Photo and Adorama’s Learning Center. She is also the author of Photos That Inspire: Photo Workshop, an instructional book that’s illustrated with more than 200 images by various photographers, published by Wiley & Sons.
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