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Seven Annual Meeting wellness activities for happiness and health

Sunrise yoga: Get your body moving and keep your energy levels up so you can take in all that the Annual Meeting & OTO Experience has to offer! We know that multiday conferences can be long, so jumpstart your New Orleans experience with a sunrise yoga session on Sunday, September 15.

Wellness education: As part of the AAO-HNS/F commitment to physician wellness, the education program includes several sessions focused your personal care. Some sessions you’ll want to attend include:

Stay hydrated: We all know water helps muscles and joints work better. When you’re well hydrated, the water inside and outside the cells of contracting muscles provides adequate nutrients and removes waste efficiently so you perform better. As you spend your day attending education sessions and exploring the exhibit hall, remember to enjoy the water stations in the back of each session room and scattered throughout the exhibit hall.

“Get Moving” breaks: Conference fatigue is a common problem for attendees who sit for a long time throughout the day in meetings and sessions. Muscles tighten, posture becomes slouched, and energy levels plummet as the day wears on. This affects the brain as much as the body. To help elevate this fatigue, we invite you enjoy a “Get Moving” break session each morning of the conference—upper body stretches, lower body in motion, and yoga poses.

OTOs on the Run 5K: Dash to the finish line in New Orleans at the OTOs on the Run 5K! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the “Big Easy,” get your endorphins flowing, and keep up with your fitness goals. All participants will receive a shirt, a runner’s bib, and post-race nourishment.

“Morning Meeting” a 12-Step Recovery resource: The Morning Meeting is a daily 12-Step Recovery Meeting based on the Alcoholics Anonymous 12-Step Recovery Program. Lead by an otolaryngologist, the meeting is provided for conference attendees only that welcomes any and all 12-Step fellowships, embraces individuals in recovery from all addictions and addictive processes, supports individuals with family or friends in recovery, and provides resources to those who are simply curious about the program.

Young Physicians Section Wellness Fair: Join the YPS General Assembly on Monday, September 16, to interact with a group of experts to discuss nutrition, yoga and mindfulness, stress relief, burnout and more.

Check the conference schedule for dates and times of these healthy activities at www.entannualmeeting.org.