Rachael Finch has come a long way since first appearing on our television screens as Miss Universe Australia, back in 2009. The model and TV presenter has since built a reputation as a respected regular on the Australian small screen, as well as revealing she is a talented dancer and home cook. Now a Certified Health Coach (joining Sarah Wilson and others), Finch is also expanding her reach into the wellness arena, inspiring guests to Stay Well as the newest Westin Well-being Advocate.
I have written about my own experience Staying Well thanks to The Westin’s healthy living philosophy, here, here and here. As a Westin Well-being Advocate Rachael Finch is sharing her own tips for promoting that holistic approach to wellness both while travelling and at home:
Rachael’s Non-Negotiables for a Healthy Life
- I always make time to maintain my fitness. I love skipping as a cardio workout because it’s easy to do indoors and tones your entire body from thighs, butt, calves, shins, arms to stomach.
- I also think it’s important to make the effort to schedule things that will fill you with happiness. For me, this is playing with my daughter Violet, getting a massage or playing my favourite music.
- Lastly, you should always make a conscious effort to treat yourself. After a particularly long day at work or when you’ve hit your goals, go for a massage or go for a movie.
How to Get a Better Night’s Sleep
- Try magnesium as a natural ingredient to promote restful sleep patterns. It also calms your nerves and muscles.
- Sip chamomile tea from about 30 minutes after dinner to before you go to bed.
- Apply lavender oil to your pulse points to induce slumber. Studies have shown that inhaling lavender produces soothing and sedative effects.
- Try a simple stretching session with a focus on good breathing technique before bed to prepare for sleep and don’t be tempted to use any technology after, as it will stimulate the nervous system and reverse the positive effects of your stretch.
Get Started on Your Own Wellness Journey
- Try and get at least 7-hours of sleep a night. I do this by making time management a priority so I can get into bed earlier
- Find a hobby you love. A little recreation daily helps balance the stress of a busy life, so find the right hobby and delight in the things you enjoy
- Always set goals to keep yourself motivated and try to be as specific as you can
Westin Wellness Escape
As a Westin Well-being Advocate, Finch is set to host a Westin Wellness Escape at The Westin Melbourne, this weekend. The two-day retreat held on 16th and 17th April aims to inspire guests to reclaim their health and make wellness a priority.
Tickets for Rachael’s Westin Wellness Escape start at $249.50 per person and include:
- One night’s accommodation in a Deluxe Room
- Dance class led by Rachael
- Tips from Rachael on her personal approach to wellbeing
- A mindfulness yoga class
- Three-course dinner hosted by Rachael, incorporating seasonal & fresh produce
- Superfoods inspired breakfast with Rachael
Tickets can be purchased here.
Read more about The Westin Well-Being Movement here
For more on Rachael Finch visit rachaelfinch.com
Skye is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Fit Traveller. She is a journalist, writer, photographer, intrepid traveller and a former personal trainer with a passion for helping others reach optimal health. As a TV journalist and producer, Skye has worked for household names such as 60 Minutes, Sunrise, TODAY and Nine News. She has also written for Women’s Health, Fodor’s Travel and Yahoo7 Travel, among many others.
Skye created The Fit Traveller as a beautiful online space and community where people feel inspired to escape the desk to move and explore more.
Equally comfortable in a 5-star resort or hiking a far-off mountain, Skye loves the unexpected and enriching life experiences that each trip brings and can often be found in a backstreet chatting to locals with her camera in hand.
Skye is based in Sydney, working to master the balance between motherhood and her insatiable appetite for adventure.