A GUIDE TO HEALTH & WELLNESS IN LANGLEY
Even though February is often referred to as the Love-month, it unfortunately also has a reputation for being the worst month of the year. We did a little asking around and found that many individuals describe February as being bleak, freezing cold, wet, dark, miserable and lonely. Ugggh, right?! But hold on for a minute, we have some ideas to brighten these Winter days. It may not be our favourite month of the year, but it is the shortest, and there are actually many fantastic ways to make the most of this season. Hang in there as we inch closer to sunnier days and the promise of Spring blossoms.
Did you know that researchers are studying the link between humans and our connection to nature? It is called ecopsychology. They’ve been able to discover that all it takes for a vast improvement in our physical, mental and emotional well-being is to spend 2 hours per week in nature. That is only about 18 minutes a day spent in nature to feel healthier and to experience improved cognitive function! Now that you’ve learned all it takes is 18 minutes to be a happier you, where should you start? Well, believe it or not, there are actually over 50 community parks in the Township! Here is a small sampling of the parks available in the Township to get you started, however we are confident you’ll be able to find one that is conveniently close to you no matter where you live in the Township!
ALDERGROVE REGIONAL PARK
27240 8th Avenue
CAMPBELL VALLEY REGIONAL PARK
20285 8th Avenue
DERBY REACH REGIONAL PARK
21801 Allard Crescent
DEREK DOUBLEDAY ARBORETUM
21559 Fraser Highway
FORT TO FORT TRAIL
23433 Mavis Avenue – 21801 Allard Crescent
68th Avenue & 238th Street
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Healthy eating is not really about depriving yourself of your favourite foods, it’s more about eating a wide variety of foods in balanced amounts to give your body what it needs. There is no specific plan you need to follow to eat healthily. You just need to make sure you eat a variety of different foods, including ample vegetables, fruits, whole grains, dairy and protein. Individuals who eat nutritiously usually have a healthy body weight, feel confident about themselves, have stronger muscles and bones experience, increased energy and therefore are more active; all of which results in an improved mood! The next time you are visiting one of Langley’s dining establishes take a closer look at their menu, you will find that most, if not of all of them offer dishes that promote nutritious eating. Not only do these establishments offer quality, healthy dishes, they are also scrumptious! Here are a few local favourites.
20159 88th Avenue
DOWN 2 EARTH PLANT PARLOUR
100-8912 202nd Street
HAVEN KITCHEN & BAR
105-19664 64th Avenue
TRADING POST EATERY
9143 Glover Road
9044 Glover Road
Credits: @haven_langley on Instagram
It may seem that it goes without saying that visiting a spa has numerous benefits, however it is an often-overlooked avenue to help you relax and reduce stress. Not only that, but there are also many other proven perks gained from a spa visit, such as better sleep, relief of aches and pains, improved circulation, anti-aging benefits and increased happiness. Of course, we understand that pandemic safety procedures are currently a concern. The Spas in Langley have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of you and their staff at this time. Here is what you can expect when visiting a Spa at this time.
- • Health screening for staff members and guests prior to appointments
- • Guests exhibiting any symptoms of illness or exposure to Covid-19 will be required to reschedule
- • Masks are to be worn at all times
- • Strict sanitization protocols are in place between every procedure
- • Physically barriers such as plexiglass will be in place whenever possible
- • Physical distancing is to be maintained whenever possible
- • Please do not visit if you have any symptoms of illness.
The spas in Langley offer a variety of experiences that are too expansive to list here so we invite you to pay a visit to their pages to learn about the services they provide.
CAVE CURE & THERAPIES
103-20121 Willowbrook Drive
FLUID MEDI SPA & WELLNESS
19951 80A Avenue
INFINITY SERENITY HOLISTIC SPA
190-20728 Willoughby Town Centre
MILICA SALON SPA
20330 88th Avenue
106-20486 64th Avenue
SU CASA SPA
9124 Glover Road
140-9220 Glover Road
THE PARLOUR SPA
110-4061 200th Street
Credits: @fluid.spa on Instagram
Not convinced? Why not pick one idea from the suggestions above and challenge yourself to try something new? We’re certain it will help you beat those February blues! Once you do please feel free to share your #LangleyFresh experience with us on social media. This is just a small selection of the many activities available in Langley, for more information on other businesses please visit us at the Township of Langley.