Dallas Fort Worth Airport launched a campaign in 2014 to be the “World’s Healthiest Airport,” and so far they’re still on the right track. They’ve got you covered in all health and wellness aspects from walking to eating well to meditating away any stress. We had the chance to pass through and find out at least ten ways to get healthy at DFW Airport.
Besides being one of the healthier airports out there, DFW Airport is launching a brighter, more tech-friendly space in Terminal A as part of their $2.7 billion airport upgrade.
We love Dallas Fort-Worth Airport for all their ways to get healthy on-the-fly!
10 Ways To Get Healthy At DFW Airport
1. Take an in-terminal walk.
Get healthy at DFW Airport by taking a stroll on their LiveWell Walking Path. It measures seven-tenths of a mile and features two optional step courses. The in-terminal walk has also been endorsed by the American Heart Association.
Location: Between gates D6 and D40.
2. Do some yoga.
The yoga studio is the perfect way to de-stress before your flight. DFW Airport yoga rooms have full-size practice mats, individual mats available for free use and a beginner instructional video that loops on an overhead monitor.
Location: Terminals D & B located beneath the Skylink escalators by Gate E31 and Gate D40.
3. Pamper yourself at the spa.
DFW Airport have a number of XpresSpa locations throughout the terminals. They offer manicures, pedicures and massages – the perfect way to relax before your flight. Is there anything like a massage to soothe any nerves away?
Location: Terminal A, B, D and E.
4. Pet an airport therapy dog.
They also have an airport therapy dog program because as we all know, less stress leads to happiness and that makes for a better and more enjoyable flight. Their program was just was just launched last October and is showing no signs of going away.
Location: Keep an eye out for them around the airport.
5. Meditate in the interfaith chapels.
Get healthy at DFW Airport by letting it all out and finding some peace. DFW Airport has five different interfaith chapels so whatever terminal you’re traveling through, you’ll be able to kick back in some peace & quiet and relax before the flight.
Terminal A, Gate 24
Terminal B, Gate 25
Terminal C, Gate 15
Terminal D, Gate 21
Terminal E, Gate 4
6. Get a hair cut or a shave (with a razor, but not with a straight razor)
If you’re planning on heading straight to a special meeting or event from the airport, hitting up the barber shop isn’t a bad idea. The Barber Shop at DFW Airport is a great place to get a trim, shave and pick up some menswear grooming products.
We meet with the owner Dwight when we passed through. He told us this January marked 43 years that his father started the Barber shops and shoe shine service. They are open 7 days a week from 6am-9pm.
7. Fill up at the hydration stations.
A critical part of getting (and staying) healthy is making sure that we get enough water during the day. It’s especially critical when travelling. You can get healthy at DFW Airport by filling up at their multiple hydration stations located throughout the airport.
Location: All around the airport.
8. Fill up on nutritious cereal.
A little snack never hurt nobody. Right? Cereality is a great place to get healthy. They serve dozens of different cereals with your choice of milk (skim, 2%, or soy) and add ons like cranberries, walnuts or other nuts that will provide you with some healthy nutrients.
Location: Terminal C, Gate 6
9. Grab some food at UFood Grill.
Craving something nutritious and delicious at DFW Airport? Look no further than UFood Grill. They cater to most dietary needs and restrictions, ensuring that you’ll find a healthy meal pre-flight.
Location: Terminal B, Gate 40
10. Get your nutrients at Artisans Market.
This place is the best of grab-and-go food. The Artisan’s Market serves farm-fresh foods that inspire wellness and health. They can create your own made-to-order salad, breakfast on-the-go and everything else made with healthy nutritious ingredients.
Location: Terminal D, After Security, Gate D27
And if you just need a quiet place to relax, check out the Centurion Lounge.
This travel lounge is exclusively for American Express members – but don’t worry, non-members can get in for $50. They feature signature drinks, gourmet food and a spa. Their spa may be mini, but it offers award-winning spa therapies. Hello, relaxation.
After Security, Gate/Area: D17
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