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The Point: A Pathway to Healthier Living

  • Christa Rymal
  • May 18, 2018

Many Americans lead lifestyles that contribute to a variety of long-term health conditions. Nearly 37 percent of adults are obese, while 9.4 percent live with diabetes, and heart disease accounts for one in every four deaths.

These facts alone show us the need for better, healthier ways to live our lives. Our team at The Point sees a solution to this by focusing on four pillars - pillars that provide a map back to health.

We believe in learning about, and practicing, more movement, sleep, nutrition and restoration. With this your health can flourish, making it possible for you to reach more of your personal and professional goals. When visiting our retreat, and hearing from our speakers, these four pillars we have been founded on will remain a guiding light. To help understand why, we've shared below some important things to know.

Movement

Did you know that most Americans spend about 13 hours sitting every day? After a long day working behind a desk, a lot of people come home and flop on the couch to watch a few hours of television before going to bed. It’s an understandable response to a stressful day, but it’s causing significant harm to your health.

At The Point Retreats, you’ll learn how to incorporate more movement into your day. You can still lead a rewarding career and spend time with your family… but you can do those things while staying active. Daily movement and exercise has been the most effective way to reduce your risk for many chronic diseases such as depression, diabetes, and Alzheimer's. 

Spending a few days at The Point Retreats gets you away from your daily routine and responsibilities. It doesn’t take long, and you’ll remember how much you enjoy spending time outdoors, connecting with nature and moving your body. When you return to your daily life, you take these new activities and find ways to create meaningful movement every day.

In addition to improving your health, energy and mood, you’ll feel better about how you live your life.

Sleep

How much sleep is enough for you? In 1910, most people slept about nine hours per night. That sounds like an extravagant luxury to today’s professionals, many of whom barely get seven hours of rest each night.

Running on fumes may not seem like a big deal but the truth is that it has major consequences. Sleep deprived people have higher risks of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure. Not surprisingly, sleep deprivation also makes it unsafe to drive. Sleep experts say that sleep-deprived drivers are as dangerous as drunk drivers

The Point gives you an opportunity to take a step back, decompress and reset your sleep schedule. When you’re away from the pressures of work and family, your body falls back into its natural circadian rhythm.

Nutrition

There’s a lot of misinformation out there about how to eat a balanced diet or which diet to follow. We believe food is medicine and real, whole food is intended for everyone.

We buy local, organic, sustainably sourced food as often as possible. Real food is exciting, delicious, and can be very healing. It has the power to prevent, treat and even reverse a number of medical conditions.

At The Point, our culinary chef makes food, nutrition and cooking fun, entertaining and a true tribal adventure! The Point’s culinary experts will work with your individual needs to make sure you get superior nutrition that includes healthy fats, high-quality proteins, and tasty vegetables that fit your budget!

We also teach you what foods and ingredients to avoid that cause so many health problems in the modern diet. How does Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Avocado, Tomatoes, Bleu Cheese and Crispy Onion, Roasted Root Vegetables with Lemon Thyme and Aged Balsamic, or Miso Ginger Glazed Salmon sound to you?!

Restoration

Like most people, you’ve likely had areas of your life and health that you would like to improve. Many of us have some unhealthy patterns that we've been trying to break for many years. As you learn new lifestyle habits, you'll discover restorative behaviors that will improve your physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Restoration comes in many forms. Some people need time to meditate while others need to spend a few hours in a canoe before their bodies and minds start to relax. Some people need to socialize with interesting peers. Others need some time alone or even a 20-minute nap.

New research shows how important restorative time and sleep is for brain health, performance and prevention of diseases like Alzheimer’s. The Point Retreats will use your personal preferences to find a restorative technique that will work for you. The goal is to help you find a way to decompress that lets your body heal and mind rest.

The Point takes a personalized approach to helping each guest find a pathway to healthier living. Our entire team at The Point Retreats wants to give you the tools, information and time away, so you can transform your life and live the healthiest version of you now and always!

With a little guidance, you can transform your life for better health and more rewarding experiences. Your number of years is important, but our four pillars also create the potential for a higher quality of life - leading to more years of health and happiness. Unfortunately, If you don’t take time for health now, sooner than later you will have to spend time taking care of illness.

There comes a point in your life when you realize what matters, what never did, what won't anymore, and what always will. Let your time with us at The Point Retreats be your starting point to improved health and wellness!