By Dan McGrath

The social season is in full swing and of course that means the holidays are right around the corner! It’s a very busy time of the year, so it’s really important to stay healthy. Here are 10 suggestions for doing just that in our desert paradise.

1. Take a Daily Walk

Now that the weather is turning to those great fall temperatures, walking is much more enjoyable. You can’t use the  weather as an excuse. Try to take a 30 minute walk daily. You’ll be glad you did!

2. Take a Hike

Literally, take a hike in the desert. You’ll find trails available all over the Coachella Valley. No matter what your hiking experience is, a scenic trail is waiting for you.

3. Ride a Bike

There are so many beautiful things to see in the great Coachella Valley! Why not see them from a bicycle. Maybe take a scenic tour around the Palm Springs Modern neighborhoods.

4. Play a Round of Golf

Avid golfers know we have some of the finest golf courses in the world right here in the Coachella Valley. Whatever course you choose, you’ll still see the wonderful mountains all around and get some exercise at the same time.

5. Enjoy a Spa

Treat yourself to a spa day. There are numerous packages and treatments available to help keep you feeling healthy.You might want to try one of the natural hot mineral waters.

6. Eat Healthy

The holidays offer plenty of great tasting lunches, dinners and deserts. A nice thing about being in the Coachella Valley is the option of eating healthy too. There are plenty of healthy dining options available.

7. Visit the Living Desert

The Living Desert offers so much to see year round. The nice thing about visiting there is the fact that while you’re taking in all the sights , you are doing a lot of walking. They also have several great hiking trails.

8. Get Involved With Community Events

All season long, the Coachella Valley has numerous walks supporting many charitable organizations. This is a great way to meet new friends while participating in a great cause.

9. Attend as Health Fair

All season long you will find health fairs are happening in the Coachella Valley. Plan on attending one of these events to find out more about staying healthy. Many offer numerous screenings and lectures on health related topics.

10. Take up Tennis

The Indian Wells Tennis Garden hosts one of the biggest tennis events in the world every March, The BNP Paribas Open. With the Coachella Valley’s ideal climate, why not take up the sport and enjoy the many healthy benefits it offers.


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