Creating a healthy mind, body and spirit
February 11, 2004
The people of Aspen are often described as “healthy, robust, energetic”. In a natural playground built around strenuous mountain sports, physical health is a source of pride and necessity. Underpinning the well-being to which most of us aspire is a phalanx of health care professionals providing a vast array of health services.
Whether you’re Martina Navritalova or a first-time mountain hiker, physical conditioning is an important pursuit. Living and playing from 8,000 feet to over 14,000 feet requires stamina and strength. Acclimating to altitude and maintaining proper fitness is just as important for a rock climber as it is for a visiting cellist.
Helping in that pursuit are spas, health clubs, personal trainers, nutritionists, massage centers and yoga studios, to name but a few of the practitioners available in this seriously health-oriented community. And when illness or injury plagues the body, a full team of traditional medical and dental doctors, nurses and associates is complemented by physical therapists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and orthopedic surgeons.
State-of-the-art care is available at area hospitals and clinics, and for needs beyond the body, a community of psychotherapists, psychologists and psychiatrists is available to treat the psyche.