PALA+: Are You Up To the Challenge?

In a recent statement released by the White House “Yoga has become a universal language of spiritual exercise in the United States, crossing many lines of religion and cultures.  Every day, millions of people practice yoga to improve their health and overall well-being.  That’s why we’re encouraging everyone to take part in PALA+”

PALA+ is the next phase of PALA (Presidential Active Lifestyle Award), an element of the President’s Challenge, formulated to motivate Americans to incorporate physical activity and healthy eating into their everyday life. 

The physical activity requirements for PALA+ remain the same: 60 minutes per day for children and 30 minutes per day for adults; five days a week for six out of eight weeks.

The new nutrition component calls for participants to set and achieve one healthy eating goal per week; building upon each goal throughout the eight weeks.  


According to Anita Ahn, Director of the EarthMind Wellness Center at Honor’s Haven Resort & Spa, “Mindful eating is definitely an attainable goal that all Americans should strive for.” 

Mindful eating is not a diet or about giving up anything at all, explains Ahn, “It’s about experiencing food on a deeper level. By mindfully chewing more than 30 times, your mind naturally focuses on eating 100%; opening up a subtle awareness of our often unconscious eating habits.”  As a result continues Ahn, “you can really reconnect with your body and recognize whether the food you are ingesting is really what your body needs.” 

To help you achieve mindful eating, Ahn and her colleagues at the EarthMind Wellness Center have created the R&R Getaway; a holistic wellness package bursting with the fundamental health benefits needed to attain your PALA+ goals.

Additional features provided with the R&R Package include:

·         Deluxe Accommodations
·         3-Buffet Meals Daily
·         Featured Wellness Classes
          Yoga or Tai Chi
          Aura Photo with Individual Consultation
          Hot & Cold Shower for Better Circulation
·         Guided Nature Hike
·         Use of Spa Facilities (pool, wet/dry sauna & Jacuzzi)
·         Fitness Center
·         Holistic Healing (energy healing & spiritual healing)**
·         Spa Services (massages & facials)**
·         Row Boats & Fishing on Private Lake
·         Use of Sports Facilities (pools, tennis & basketball)
·         Nearby Horseback Riding**
·         9-Hole Championship Golf**

**services provided at an additional charge
For more information on how the EarthMind Wellness Center can help you accomplish your PALA+ goals call (845) 210-3144.  To make your reservation for an R&R Getaway email reservations@honorshaven.com or call 1(877) 969-4283.