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NCHPAD - Building Healthy Inclusive Communities

Introduction to A New Dream for Georgia Warm Springs


Sunny Roller, M.A.

The American vacation is often a frenzied adventure exploring an enticing new cityscape or pastoral panorama. Once there, breakaway travelers, including those with disabilities, see-see-see, do-do-do, run-run-run, (or roll-roll-roll), then rush back to home and work, grateful for the chance to slow down and recover from vacation! These getaways can be fun-filled and a great change of pace, but they are not necessarily the most restorative, nor are they always the best for one's overall health.

Here is an alternative respite to consider. How about taking a health vacation for a few weeks? Europeans do this all the time and in great numbers. They go to "the spa" for "the kur (cure)." This type of vacation is a pleasantly paced two-to three-week retreat from the worries of home and work. It is an opportunity to stay at a beautiful, barrier-free and accessible resort... a time to concentrate fully on a personal mind-body-spirit renewal that lingers for months after and has the potential to ward off new health problems that might be looming.



Disclaimer: Proper precautions must be taken before you begin an exercise program. An understanding of your current health status and potential problems is necessary for you to exercise safely. Please contact your physician if you have any concerns. This program is intended to incorporate high-intensity physical activity into your daily life, but should not be used in place of physical therapy, professional medical advice, or treatment.


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