9 Wellness Tips From Meet Well Speaker Dave Stevens

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StevensDave Stevens, Director Global Events & Field Marketing, Alation, will share his strategies on Increasing ROI by Increasing Wellness during Prevue’s Meet Well Summit, August 17 to 19 at the Lake Nona Wave Hotel.

What if by investing 10% on wellness, you could increase ROI by 30%? That’s the premise of Stevens’ session at Meet Well.

Apply to attend Meet Well here and learn more by reading Stevens’ white paper and watching his webinar on Increasing ROI by Increasing Wellness

And here are 9 of his tips for incorporating wellness into the physical, social, spiritual, financial, environmental and nutritional aspects of your event:

  • Include a brief meditation session.
  • Provide a focused breathing break.
  • Get them out in nature — or, if that’s not realistic for your event, bring natural elements into the meeting space.
  • Extend the fitness center hours so attendees can get a workout in on their own time without having to skip any sessions.
  • Hold fun walk/runs, scavenger hunts or other activities that will get attendees’ blood flowing.
  • Hold a fitness competition, such as who can fit in the most steps over the course of the event.
  • Plan meals that contain protein, iron, iodine, and micronutrients such as fatty acids, vitamins and minerals — all of which are proven to help improve learning. Fish, especially salmon, sardines and canned tuna, is a good protein choice because it tends to be high in brain-development aides such as Omega-3 fatty acids, Vitamin B12, choline and selenium.
  • Include berries (blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are all great choices), along with citrus fruits, nuts and avocados.
  • Give the choco-holics their drug of choice, but make sure it is dark chocolate, which has been shown to reduce mental fatigue as well as boost memory.
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Barbara Scofidio is Editor of Prevue and heads up the Visionary Summits, our exclusive conference series targeting senior-level meeting and incentive planners. In her 30 years in the industry, she has become known for her passion around greening meetings, growing awareness of human trafficking and promoting CSR activities as part of business events. She is currently a member of SITE's Women IN Leadership committee and the media liaison for FICP's Education Committee. She was the first member of the media ever to be invited to sit on a committee by GBTA, where she spent three years on the Groups and Meetings Committee. She has also been an active member of SITE for 30 years, chairing its Crystal Awards committee and acting as a judge. Before joining Prevue in 2014, she served as Editor of Corporate Meetings & Incentives (MeetingsNet) for more than 20 years. She has a BA in Literature/Rhetoric from Binghamton University. Barbara is based outside Boston, in Groton, Mass.