Updated: Mar 15
Aspen, Colorado is home to elite athletes that compete around the world. Some of the most noteworthy aspen-native athletes are Nordic skier Simi Hamilton, ski racer Alice McKennis, mogul skier Alex Ferreira, halfpipe skier Torin Yater-Wallace, and Nordic skier Noah Hoffman. Aspen is located at 8,000’ in elevation, which makes it a prime location for high-altitude training and an abundance of outdoor recreational activities. Just as in physical fitness, mental wellness is a big part of Aspen, Colorado’s community. Mental wellness takes dedicated practice and time, which can result in exponential long-term benefits.
Recreational activities in Aspen, Colorado
A big part of staying mentally healthy is getting outside! Did you know that people with low Vitamin D are more prone to depression? Did you also know that your eyes are actually part of your brain? When the light touches your eyes, the light travels through the nerves, and directly stimulates the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus is responsible for regulating mood. You should be getting a minimum of 15 minutes outside, every day. Even on cold days you can get enough Vitamin D through your hands and face with a walk around the block. If you are local to Aspen, Colorado or visiting Colorado for your first time, we suggest that you try fly-fishing in the Roaring Fork Valley, ice climbing at Aspen Expeditions, or that you go cross-country skiing at Aspen Snowmass Nordic Trail System.
Mental Exercises to keep your mind in top shape
Keeping your mind in top shape can also mean completing the daily crossword or sudoku puzzle. After a fun day of skiing, taking a snowmobile tour, or ice climbing, sit back with a warm cup of cocoa and exercise your brain! Mental exercises can help improve memory by rebuilding nerves that deteriorate as you age. It is said that the average, competitive chess player can burn 6000 calories in one full day of playing! To keep your mind dexterous, you can also try learning a new language. Duolingo is a free language learning app that makes learning language easy, fun, and do-able. Learning a new language can increase the volume and density of gray matter, and the volume of white matter. This means your cognitive abilities like planning, focusing, and your ability to complete tasks improves. Learning a language is also one great way to practice mindfulness.
Ketamine for depression treatment
Elite athletes, recreational junkies, and chess playing enthusiasts, are all well aware of how important it is to take care of the mind in order to perform well. It is no surprise that mental wellness is a hot topic in Aspen, Colorado. Treatment of emotional trauma has never been more relevant. Modern day philosophy emphasizes the importance Breaking the Mental Health Stigma. Ketamine Infusion Therapy allows you to journey inward. Without your ego in the way, you will unlock the most repressed emotions that lead to lifelong anxiety and depression. Tackling those emotions head on allows you to regain control of your life and live free of ruminating thoughts. When integrated with behavioral therapy, ketamine for depression treatment, anxiety treatment, and PTSD treatment allow many to live a happier life. To learn more about Ketamine Therapy, download our Comprehensive PDF Guide today.
Our ketamine clinic, located in the heart of Aspen, Colorado, also offers IV hydration sessions. The purpose of these IV hydration sessions is to help with dehydration, hangovers, lethargy, and jet lag. If you are an elite athlete, or visiting Aspen, Colorado for the first time, IV Hydration may just be what you need to thrive at high elevation! Have fun this ski season and please don’t hesitate to get in touch.