Treat Yourself – The Benefits of Self Care

By Brandi Christoffersen

Self-care is often the first thing that gets sacrificed when life is busy and stressful. People often think that taking time for themselves is indulgent. But looking after your own well-being is not only a personal necessity, it ensures you’re able to better care for others.

Fortunately for Heber Valley locals, all we need to do is step outside our front door and we are surrounded by mountain air, pristine lakes and open spaces.

Choose your outdoor passion—attacking the Nordic trails, hiking the hills or fishing the local rivers—and you can find it, in our perfect valley.

Wasatch Mountain State Park offers nearly 22,000 acres of pristine and stunning land for a variety of outdoor activities. Additionally, you will find world-class cross-county skiing and Biathlon programs at Soldier Hollow.

To give yourself a confidence boost, schedule an afternoon with a personal trainer and/or nutritionist and give yourself permission to focus on you.

Even if you only have a few hours of alone time, take advantage of it! Book yourself a lavender massage, hydrating facial or a coconut scalp treatment at one of the valley’s spas or massage studios. Give your body and mind time to reset and refresh. Be sure to peruse our health and wellness section for options and discounts.

Whatever self-care remedy you choose, just be sure you choose something! Your health may depend upon it.