Trend Watch – Forest Bathing

Can exposure to forests and greenery reduce stress and strengthen Immunity? “Shinrin-yoku” or Forest Bathing” has become an increasingly popular way for people in Japan to relax and get healthy. Shrnrin-yoko is basically a relaxed stroll through the forest and it is thought of as natural aromatherapy. Since 2004, researchers in Japan have been studying … Read More

Exercise and Altitude

No matter what your fitness level, significant changes in altitude pose challenges for your body, because of the reduced oxygen in the air. Traveling above 5,000-6,000 feet can have immediate effects on our bodies. If you take your training to an altitude that you are not used to -for example, if you routinely exercise at … Read More

Reduce Stress in the Great Outdoors

Have you ever noticed after a couple of days of rain or snow people on the street seem to be less stressed — smiling more, interacting more, and making eye contact. What is it about being outdoors—especially on a nice day? There’s Power Out There! Mounting research shows the profound effect that fresh air, plants, … Read More

For Better Health Expose Yourself to Nature

Here at Rendezvous we love to talk about the wonder and health benefits of the great outdoors. During the pandemic studies show it’s even more important to spend time outside for physical and mental health. Over the past year we’ve all been sheltering in place and the time inside has only compounded with winter weather. … Read More

Alleviate Stress & Improve Wellbeing—Get Outside!

Research has shown that our environment contributes upwards of 70% in the battle to reduce stress and reducing stress hormone levels in the body. Studies show that spending time outdoors in the company of greenery and the natural world can reduce psychological stress and biophysical markers, i.e., cortisol levels. Which is important because the presence … Read More

Do you live in a city or wildfire prone area?

Should you be worried about breathing dirty air? Air quality is a concern for everyone. Exercising outdoors in some area may put people at a greater risk for complications from exposure to ozone and smoke filled air than for those who do not. Ozone is pollution formed from the emissions of cars and trucks, wood … Read More

Join us on the Trails of Rendezvous!

The Rendezvous Trailside Wellness (RTW) program offers fun and inspiring experiences that embrace therapeutic properties of the outdoors, enabling you and your family to connect with nature and the Rendezvous community. Simply view exercise videos on your mobile device while on the trail or download prior to heading out! Our experiences include naturalist hikes, health … Read More

Plastic in the Food Supply—A Cause for Concern?

By now you are probably aware that plastic is lurking in the nation’s food supply. For more than a decade, the Environmental Working Group (EWG), a non-profit organization has been on the forefront of sounding the alarm and educating the public on key issues and potential health risks of plastic chemicals leaching into our food … Read More

Why We All Need Natural Light

Humans have a kinship with other organisms in our need for sunlight and natural light. Natural light is the best source of light available and impossible to reproduce. Studies have shown that natural light or the lack of natural light can affect our mood states and lead to depression. Light affects our levels of serotonin. … Read More

Your Body and Mind on Vitamin N

It’s winter! Are you getting your daily dose of Vitamin N (Nature)? We all know that no matter what the season, we need fresh air and sunshine for hormone regularity and to feel good. It’s easy to do during the warmer seasons, but did you know that missing even a few days of natural sunlight … Read More

Winter Well Being—Simple Tips for Feeling Great this Season

During the winter months many of us spend the majority of our time indoors where the air is stale and the light artificial. Indoor heating, electrical equipment, computers and TV screens can all have a negative affect on the air we breathe and how we feel. Research has shown that our environment contributes up to … Read More

It’s cold out there. Do I really need to wear sunscreen?

Most of us associate summer with sunscreen because the sun is brightly shining and for the most part, it’s hot. However, even during the cold, dank, dark months of winter, UV rays are still penetrating our skin and causing skin aging and potential damage. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF), UVB rays, the prominent … Read More

Avoid Landfill. Use Refill.

Athletes and exercisers consume a lot of packaged water and energy drinks. Have you ever stopped to think about what we used before plastic bottles? That’s right. We used public fountains, refilled glass bottles, carried a thermos and saved our money! Millions of Americans recycle their empties on a daily bases, but unfortunately, we toss … Read More

To Feel Better, Take a Step Outside

Feeling a little “out of sorts?” Could be that your feeling cooped up in the office and not getting enough fresh air. This time of year many of us spend our time indoors where the air is stale and the light artificial. The elements of modern day-to-day living act to drain our energy systems and … Read More

Take it Outside for better health

Small steps lead to BIG changes. If all you do today is spend just 15 minutes in the company of Mother Nature, your doing you mind, body, spirit good and the environment good! Check this out: • Instead of taking the car, bus or taxi, take walk instead. On average, you’ll burn about 100 calories … Read More

Feel-good Exercise

Where is the best feel-good place to exercise? The outdoors, of course! Studies show that just looking at nature, plants, trees and grass make us feel better. Research is mounting on the many benefits of moving and immersing ourselves in natural outdoor settings like parks, open space, forests and beaches. The positive physical, emotional and … Read More

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No matter where you decide to live at Rendezvous, there will always be plenty of open space to stretch out and breathe.

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