Working as a clinician doesn’t always allow for extra time to focus on your own mind and body wellness. After taking care of patients all day, it’s important to find the time to take care of yourself too. This year’s CHEST’s Annual Meeting is introducing a new interactive experience that aims to provide physicians with the necessary tools to decompress from the stressors of work. Visit the CHEST Wellness Zone to learn easy methods to handle stress and to relax after a long day at work. As a CHEST Annual Meeting attendee, you will learn tips and tricks geared toward improving your health and will be provided with personalized methods to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the workplace and at home.
The Wellness Zone will be located in the lobby/foyer space inside the convention center and will be open all day Sunday – Wednesday, except during the Opening Sessions. Attendees can visit the Wellness Zone at any time with no appointment necessary.
Featured experiences include:
Foot Massage Stations
Relax at one of the four foot massage machine stations to take a load off after walking around the convention center and exploring what New Orleans has to offer.
Essential Oils Experience
Take in the relaxing scents in between your annual meeting sessions while learning from an expert about the best oil combinations to use when preparing to wind down in your office or at home after a day of stress.
Experiencing hunched shoulders and aching spine more and more recently? With these posture consultations, you’ll receive tailored guidance on ways to improve your stance while at work. Each evaluation takes 10-15 minutes, and you’ll walk away with a before-and-after picture from your consult, a full posture analysis report, and some pep in your step!
Take some time for yourself by visiting the meditation corner for a few moments of peace. We’ll show you guided meditation apps to check out for when you need to center your mind and avoid burnout. Headphones will be provided for those who would like a quick silent meditation session in between the hustle and bustle of the annual meeting.
The Wellness Zone will feature 15-30 minute sessions focused on providing you with the resources to create a new wellness routine for yourself after the annual meeting is over.
Featured sessions include:
Top Ways to Evaluate Your Posture and Ensure Great Health
Our postures hold a lot of valuable information regarding the state of our health. This session will help you evaluate how you can improve your posture when standing, sitting, or just being. Consultants will give you a posture alignment analysis complete with before-and-after photos so you can continue to embrace your new posture techniques while at home and work.
Top 5 Health and Wellness Habits That Busy Professionals Should Create NOW
Wishing there were more hours in the day so you can have more time to relax in between meetings and consultations? We understand. To make sure you are taking time for yourself throughout your busy workday, we invite you to attend this habit creation session. As a busy professional, it can be hard to find time to maintain your health, both physically and mentally. Attend this session to learn new habits you’ll be excited to incorporate into your daily schedule.
Relaxation Techniques: Simple Steps to Unwind
For those suffering from daily stress but not knowing how to manage it, this session is for you. From meditation to simple chair exercises, we’ll teach you easy ways to relax. After this session, you’ll walk away with a breadth of relaxation techniques that are easy to integrate into your daily life. Attendees of this session will be asked to pick at least two techniques to continue when back at home.
Wellness Technologies for Your Body, Home, and Office
It can be a challenge to manage your overall health, but thanks to cutting-edge wellness technologies, it’s easier to monitor your healthy and not-so-healthy habits. Devices like FitBit or Apple Watch allow users to track their fitness activity throughout the day. Tech such as the Jawbone Up, which tracks your sleeping habits, can even track your resting heart rate, sleep quality, and overall health. At this session, we’ll teach you about the best technologies to use during the day or night and how they can improve your quality of life.
Creating Well-Being in the Workplace
Home isn’t the only place to relax; you can also integrate techniques into the workplace to keep you centered throughout the day. In this session, we’ll teach you how to recharge at work through mindfulness techniques and stretches. Put your best foot forward with these techniques that are sure to keep you feeling top-notch (even on a Monday).