DEC 2018

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in the news [ 62 ] • # dayspamagazine • december 2018 The International SPA Association (ISPA) has named the Zen Horse Sunset Yoga experience at Four Seasons Resort Lanai in Hawaii its 2018 Innovation of the Year, an award recognizing members who lead the way with groundbreaking offerings that advance the spa industry. This service allows guests to experience yoga and meditation with horses in their natural environment, aiming to help clients achieve a higher level of mind, body and spirit connection. "We are delighted to receive this honor," says spa director Shaw Cote. "At Hawanawana Spa, we're dedicated to creating exceptional experiences that weave in aspects of our secluded paradise for a richer visit. Zen Horse Sunset Yoga came out of a desire to bring a deeply personal yoga practice into a truly magical backdrop shared with our horses, just as the sun sets behind pine tree-ringed pastures." HORSE PLAY Preliminary results from the world's largest sleep study have shown that people who get an average of seven to eight hours of shuteye per night perform better cognitively than those who clock less—or more—than that amount. More than 40,000 people from around the world participated in the online scientifi c investigation, which included an in- depth questionnaire and a series of cognitive performance activities. Reasoning and verbal skills were two of the actions most strongly aff ected by sleep, while short-term memory performance was relatively unaff ected. "We found that the optimum amount of sleep to keep your brain performing its best is seven to eight hours every night, and that corresponds [with] what doctors say you need to keep your body in tip-top shape, as well," notes lead author Conor Wild, a research associate at The Brain and Mind Institute at Western University in Ontario, Canada. "We also found that people who slept more than that amount were [just as] impaired as those who slept too little." Sleep Numbers H E A L I N G N E W S TOP: COURTESY FOUR SEASONS RESORT LANAI; BOTTOM: © GETTY IMAGES 1 . 8 0 0 . 5 6 2 . 5 3 7 7

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