Denver really is a mile high, but most people don’t even notice the altitude difference. The air is just thinner and dryer. Follow these tips to stay happy and healthy during your time at FNCE®.
Drink Water: Before your trip to Denver, and while you are here, drinking plenty of water is the number one way to help your body adjust easily to the higher altitude. The low humidity in Colorado keeps the air dry, like the desert, so you need about twice as much water here as you would drink at home.
Watch Your Physical Activity: The effects of exercise are more intense here. If you normally run 5 miles a day at home, you might try 3 miles in Denver.
Pack for Sun: With less water vapor in the air at this altitude, the sky really is bluer in Colorado. But there’s 25% less protection from the sun, so sunscreen is a must. Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm.
Dress in Layers: Because the sun is especially powerful in Denver, it can feel much warmer than the actual temperature during the daytime, but then become very chilly after sundown. It is best to layer your clothing.
Monitor Your Alcohol Intake: In Denver’s rarefied air (read: less oxygen), alcoholic drinks pack more of a wallop than at sea level. It is recommended that you go easy on the alcohol in the mountains and in Denver as its effects will feel stronger here.
Eat Foods High in Potassium: Foods such as broccoli, bananas, avocado, cantaloupe, celery, greens, bran, chocolate, granola, dates, dried fruit, potatoes and tomatoes will help you replenish electrolytes by balancing salt intake.
Make It a Green FNCE®
Check out the Hunger and Environmental Nutrition DPG’s Sustainability Pledge for ways to foster a culture of sustainability by making conscious choices and embracing sustainable practices. From bringing a reusable water bottle to using the correct trash receptacles for recycling and composting, these are simple but impactful steps that demonstrate a responsibility to steward the planet’s resources.
All unused food items from FNCE® exhibitors will be donated to the Food Bank of the Rockies, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Denver is committed to practices, policies, action and programs that conserve energy and natural resources, prevent pollution, meet or exceed legal requirements and voluntary commitment, and continually improve, evaluate and communicate performance.
Read about the Colorado Convention Center’s sustainability program.