Tagaytay’s Nurture Wellness Village: Kickstart Your Way to a Healthy Lifestyle
“Eh. Maybe tomorrow – I’ve other things to do,” was my go-to response every time I thought about getting back into the healthy lifestyle wagon. I’m no different from most young professionals out there. Exercise and proper diet don’t really come up on my things-to-do. Honestly, I’d rather eat a burger and have a Game of Thrones marathon.
But, you see, Tagaytay’s Nurture Wellness Village really struck a nerve when owner Ms. Cathy Brillantes-Turvill related a study that shows an increase in young people who are getting diagnosed with high-risk diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, and heart problems. This really made me rethink all of my life choices: from the bag of Cheetos I ate all by myself, the four slices of pizza I devoured while watching Once Upon a Time, to going to bed as late as 4AM. I imagined myself out of breath while walking around Vigan. I even saw myself keeling over while hiking. I know that sounds morbid, but I couldn’t help it. I’m guilty of not living a healthy lifestyle.
Fortunately, Tagaytay’s Nurture Wellness Village introduced me to a fun way to wellness. An “easy” route, if you may. The main concept is to listen to your body. You’ll be surprised by what drinking lots of water can do for your health. That migraine that’s been bugging you all day? Could be your system telling you it’s dehydrated. The thing is: you don’t even have to give up meat. You don’t have to go to the gym every day. Little tweaks to your lifestyle can go a long way, like getting enough hours of sleep, opting for home-cooked meals instead of fast foods’, and knowing when to step back and give yourself a break. We all know how bad stress is for our health.
With the introduction of Gabriela – a living heritage museum, guests can get a feel of the traditional Filipino way of living. Traditional implements like tiyakad (wooden stilts), kudkuran ng niyog (coconut grater), and husung at ahu (mortar and pestle) are available for everyone to try. Going here provides one a simpler and much less stressful atmosphere.
Tiyakad. Not as easy as it looks.
Of course, Gabriela also strengthens Nurture Wellness Village‘s push for healthy diet by including a “pick and eat” organic garden. There is also an eat-all-you-can buffet that includes arrozcaldo made from red rice.
Ready for Harvest. The organic farm in Gabriela.
From garden to plate
Nilaid. An exclusive massage from Nurture Village. It uses sand steamed banana leaves.
Nurture Wellness Village is a great place to escape to when you’re fed up from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s a haven where you can de-stress and recharge. The place is basically a “health camp” where your meals are made from ingredients that are freshly picked from the onsite farm in Tagaytay, where the people are friendly and supportive, where your mind will be at ease as well as your body, and where you can get massages that will knead your ails away. It’s also perfect when you want to go “glamping” and bond with your family and friends. And what better way to start your journey to a healthy lifestyle than with your loved ones?
PS: Nurture Village offers loads of perks when you become a member.
Nurture Wellness Village
Pulong Sagingan, Brgy. Maitim 2nd West, 4120 Tagaytay City
Head Office: (+632)7109786 / 4019030 / Cellphone: 09176878873 / 09188888772 / 09209505724