Self-Care Activities in the Grand Valley | Rocky Mountain Health Blog



#SelfCareSunday in Grand Junction, Fruita, and Palisade

At Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP), we believe that taking care of one’s self should be a consistent and regular part of everyone’s lives. You can spend time recharging and taking care of yourself any day of the week — many people opt for a #SelfCareSunday to begin the week.

In honor of #SelfCareSunday, here are four of our team’s favorite ways to recharge in the Grand Valley.

1. Opt outside with a hike (or other outdoor activities!)

Spending time outside is a great way to de-stress, tap into your creativity, and much more. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of outdoor recreation opportunities in Grand Junction, Fruita, Palisade, and elsewhere in the Grand Valley.

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2. Attend a group exercise class

Exercise and movement are important parts of self-care, but that doesn’t mean you have to work out on your own.

There are many benefits to exercising with a group, like meeting new friends and having an expert instructor to keep an eye on your form. You can opt for a heart-pumping and cardio-heavy class, or try something more relaxing, like a gentle yoga class.

There are a number of independent yoga studios and other specialty gyms, as well as larger health centers, in and around Grand Junction that offer different types of classes. One option is Crossroads Fitness, which has locations in both downtown and north Grand Junction.

3. Take care of your mental health

You should always take good care of your external and internal self every day of the week, but give yourself some extra love and kindness this #SelfCareSunday by focusing on mental health.

Try one of these easy mental health self-care tips to get started. You’ll notice that different types of self-care activities, like being outside or exercising, can double as opportunities to give your brain a break.

4. Give meditation a chance, even if you think it sounds too hard

Speaking of mental self-care, if you’ve ever felt like you have little control over your thoughts, meditation can be a nice addition to your routine. A regular practice can help you feel calmer, centered, and more present.

Download one of these 5 meditation apps and resources to help you relax on the go to get started. Apps are a great way to make meditation easy and accessible, no matter where you are. Are you limited on time? Meditation may be an ideal practice for you — it can be done in as few as five minutes.