Yoga at The Lodge at Gulf State Park

Keep Your Mind and Body Well Here on the Gulf Coast

Learn tips to help keep your mind and body well during busy times.

Wellness is at the top of everyone’s minds lately. Not only are we keenly aware of our surroundings and what we touch, but we are also constantly evaluating how we feel. 

As an event planner, you are already under the stress of deadlines, so planning a large event can take a toll on your physical reserves. Keeping your mind and body healthy before, during and after your Gulf Coast stay will be easier with the following tips. 

Healthy appetizers at Safari Club in Gulf Shores, AL

Eat Well

A poor diet, even short-term, can cause mental fatigue and physical ailments. But getting your share of healthy and lean proteins is easy here, as the Gulf Coast is filled with fresh seafood. Locally sourced seafood dishes include fresh raw oysters, steamed peel-and-eat shrimp, and fresh catch of the day. And if your team decides to indulge in an offshore fishing adventure, many of our local restaurants will be happy to cook your catch

Avoid heavy, fried food by asking your server about preparation options such as steamed, grilled or baked. And, we have a growing number of restaurants offering dynamic vegetarian and vegan options.


Your mind and body can become worn down due to over-committing to tasks. Give yourself a mental break by saying “no” to things you are not obligated to handle. The Gulf Coast provides an ideal place to recharge with a 32-mile soothing shoreline sanctuary. Soak up a healthy dose of vitamin D and take a luxurious nap in the warm sun. This will have you feeling restored and ready for your next meeting. 

Women biking at Gulf State Park

Physical Activity

It can be hard to squeeze in gym time while you are on the go, but physical activity makes your body stronger and your mind more focused. Lucky for you, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores boast unique natural habitats that encourage you to get outdoors and explore. A trip to Gulf State Park presents a beautiful way to surround the team with nature. From bike trails to walking paths, there is something for everyone at any fitness level. 

Now that you know the Gulf Coast has plenty of opportunities to keep you well, it’s time to contact our team to book your next meeting. 

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