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Healthy lifestyle

Herbal Therapy

The herbal therapy is based on drinking of specially selected herbal teas/infusions which are composed in a way to fit individual needs of our guests.

How does it affect your health: The consumption of herbal teas dates back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. Even nowadays herbal therapy is valued for its positive effect on health. It is the case as herbs contain a wide range of active substances as well as vitamines and minerals necessary for proper functioning of the body.

Amount of guests: There is no limit on the amount of participants.

How long does it take: It depends on the health condition and type of a therapy.

Where does it take place: The herbal therapy can be delivered in the hotel.

When can it take place: The herbal therapy can be delivered at any time of the year and at any time of the day. It is subject to the availability of herbs.

Is it dependent on a weather: No

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Who can participate: Participation in the herbal therapy may be limited by the health conditions of potential participants. It is the case as some substances included in herbs should be avoided under certain circumstances, such as pregnancy or allergies. Participants should consult herbal specialist before participation in the therapy.

Vegetarian diet

The basic requirement of a vegetarian diet is to avoid eating of meat. As a result, the vegetarian diet involves primarily consumprion of fruits, vegetables and grains as well as other plants. Although meat products contain large amounts of necessary vitamins and minerals, properly designed vegetarian diet can compensate the intake of those elements. Vegetarian diet is sometimes seen as more eco-friendly and ethical than conventional diet. It is because growing of plants is responsible for less pollution than meat farming. Avoiding of meat products is also seen as contributing towards saving lives of animals.

How does it affect your health: According to the scientific research, vegetarian diet can be an effective way of reducing the risk of serious illnesses, such as cardiovascular illnesses, several types of cancer as well as diabetes. The vegetarian diet is also capable of facilitating the health recovery and reducing negative health effects of already existing health conditions. As an example, we can mention that vegetarian diet often meets guidelines for the treatment of diabetes. The conclusion is clear: Eat green to protect your health!

Amount of guests: Unlimited.

How long does it take: Vegetarian diet is served as any other meal.

Where does it take place: Our guests can be provided with vegetarian diet in the hotel.

When can it take place: There are no time limitations on provision of vegetarian diet.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Who can participate: Every healthy adult can try our vegetarian diet. In the case of children or guests suffering from some health conditions, consultation is recommended.

Fastning and detox

Fastning and detox diet involves low-calorie intake. Depending on gender, the daily calorie intake may vary between 500 and 1000 kcal.

How does it affect your health: The primary aim of the diet is to clean the body from unnecessary substances. The detox diet has following effects on human health:

- You clean the body from toxins and heavy metals

- You will become happier and more energetic

- It balances amount of hormones, such as dopamine, serotonine and endorphins. As a result, it counteracts depression and tiredness.

- The diet facilitates cell repair and development of new cells.

- It improves metabolism and combustion.

- Makes training and muscle development more effective.

- It counteracts several illnesses, such as inflamations.

- It strengthens the immune system, what makes you more resistant to infections.

- It makes your skin and hair look nicer and smoother

- It helps to reduce the body weight. You can expect the weight loss of between 0,2kg and 0,4kg, depending on gender and the amount of physical activity. As a result, the diet is an efficient way to counteract obesity.

- Functioning of stomach and intestines improves. It is because the detox diet gives your body an opportunity to rest as well as increases the amount of beneficial bacteria.

- It helps to counteract several intestine illnesses, such as lactose intolerance, celiac disease or Crohn's disease.

- It improves the quality of sleep and reduces stress.

Amount of guests: Unlimited.

How long does it take: Detox diet is served as any other meal

Where does it take place: Our guests can be provided with detox diet in the hotel.

When can it take place: There are no time limitations on provision of detox diet.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: No.

Who can participate: The consultation would be recommended.

Make your own healthy tea

We blend wild herbs and flowers which we found together in the nature or we blend dried herbs which we have in the hotel in order to make a healthy tea.

How does it affect your health: Herbal tea can have a positive influence on the overall health condition. The consumption of herbal teas dates back to Ancient Egypt and Ancient China. Even nowadays herbal therapy is valued for its positive effect on health. It is the case as herbs contain a wide range of active substances as well as vitamines and minerals necessary for proper functioning of the body.

We can provide you with following specially selected tea mixes:

- More energy

- Against stress

- Against overweight

- Against constipation

Amount of guests: There is no limit on the number of participants.

Where does it take place: In the hotel.

When can it take place: At any time.

Is it dependent on a weather: No.

Does a guest need any special equipment: There is no need to use any special equipment if you want to enjoy our ready made mixes of herbal tea. If you prefer to pick up herbs in the nature, it would require you to bring comfortable shoes and rain jacket in the case of bad weather.

Who can participate: There are no limitations.

Yoga

Recent research has shown that relaxation is essential for employees to improve efficiency during workdays. Especially it is necessary during stressful business trainings, seminars and conferences.

For such cases the Grand Arctic Hotel prepared a special offer for conference participants: 

“Yoga for energy and focus increase” - All participants are offered exercises that will help to relieve back, neck and shoulder pain as well as stress.

As an option everyone is offered to try yoga. In the summer season we will have yoga as one of our scheduled weekly activities. 

Lecture / Healthy Life Course

Grand Arctic Hotel pays a lot of attention to a healthy lifestyle. We suggest our visitors to listen to useful lectures. The main aim of these lectures is to make your life better and healthier.

Educational structure is individual, tailored to the specific needs and desires, includes mandatory practical part where the exercises are aimed to achieve specific results and goals. Examples of courses and lectures:

- Anti-stress;

- Restore health;

- Nutrition;

- Nordic walking.

Herb Walk

The herbs haunting can be a great opportunity to experience our beautyfull nature. By participating in the activity, you will learn about wild herbs and other healing plants which can be found in our rich northern nature. Besides that, you will also remain phisically active through participation in the herbs haunting which gives you an opportunity of taking a walk in a beautyfull scenery of the Norrbotten county.

How does it affect your health: Use of wild herbs to treat several health conditions has a long history as the herbal medicine has been widely used since ancient times. Even nowadays, conventional pharmaceuticals are often composed of natural herbs or substances which originate from plants. It is proved that wild herbs have an positive impact on human health and wellbeing.

As a result, our unspoiled nature can be regarded as a green pharmacist where you can find wild herbs with great potential of improving your health and wellbeing. It is the case thanks to the natural substances included in the wild herbs which have positive influence on your health condition through the strengthening of functions of your body.

How long does it take: It can take approximately 1h30m. The activity can be shortened or extended in order to fit the preferences of our guests.

Where does it take place: The herbs haunting can take place in the area surrounding Överkalix.

When can it take place: The herbs haunting can take place during the growing season when natural herbs can be found in our nature. The activity can take place at any time of the day. As Överkalix is located on the high latitude where darkness never comes during certain period of a year, the herbs haunting can take place at literally any time of the never-ending day!

Is it dependent on a weather: Yes, herbs can be found only during growing season.

Does a guest need any special equipment: Yes. Participation in the herbs haunting would require comfortable shoes as well as rain jacket in the case of bad weather.

Who can participate: There are no major limitations on participating in the herbs haunting. On the other hand, we must mention that herbs as well as any other plants can cause allergic reactions in some cases.