Health & Prevention
It starts from the conscience of every human and his lifestyle, so it understands the self responsibility and the health prevention combined with the vacation time, medical wellness, and acts against bad health habits.
All adults, young people, children should visit their health care provider from time to time, even when they are healthy. Our prevention programs are flexible programs, which are adapted to the needs of our guests. The aim of our general prevention programs is to motivate the guest to improve their daily lifestyle through a spa program and written advice information. Our spa programs are based upon balneology.
Without neglecting the impressive merit of classical medicine (precis, sophisticated diagnosis and surgery techniques, and medication), balneology:
- is an entirely system-based, adaptative medicine: the body as a whole is involved in dynamic adaptations to climate and natural healing factors, thus activating its perfect own-healing and regenerating mechanisms;
- is a health-centered approach toward total fitness, sustained by an adequate environment, infrastructure and staff focused on healthy lifestyle.
Preventive healthcare - Healthy Lifestyle
There are many methods for prevention of disease. It is recommended that adults and children aim to visit their doctor for regular check-ups, even if they feel healthy, to perform disease screening, identify risk factors for disease, discuss tips for a healthy and balanced lifestyle, stay up to date with immunizations and boosters, and maintain a good relationship with a healthcare provider.
Preventive health care must be planned and executed ahead of time, even when illness is absent. You must build healthy habits even when it’s not convenient. You must believe that maintaining a healthy lifestyle is important enough to make a few sacrifices.
Eating right, getting exercise and avoiding destructive substances like tobacco, alcohol and excessive amounts of sugar and salt are crucial, as is getting enough sleep each night. Healthy habits are an “automatic” defence against most illnesses and can provide us a long, healthy – and thus happy – life.
Hungarian gastronomy is well known for its spicy dishes, using lots of paprika, onion and various meats. Beside the traditional, there is also a new branch of gastronomy, focusing on the health and the brand new food trends.
Eating well constitutes to your well-being, and in Hungary, the menu is full of healthy options. Whatever diet you follow, you’ll be well catered for. Spa hotels offer specialized fasting and diet packages from diabetics to vegans, gluten-, soya-, lactose-, egg-, or milk protein free options are also available.
With the help of professional nutritionists and dieteticians, choosing the right diet for your needs, and learning tips how to make it effective in the long run couldn’t be easier.
Healthy diet – Weight-loss program
Nutrition plays a key role in maintaining good health and longevity. All credible scientific datas prove that people consuming a plant based unprocessed diet live longer and healthier in old age, whilst those eating a western, highly processed diet suffer earlier from several degenerative diseases. The healthy diet is a plant based diet for almost all populations.
The term “plant based” is an appropriate description because:
- it does not exclude a moderate or low consumption of good quality (organic) animal foods;
- it emphasizes that the amount of vegetable food is higher, by custom or by voluntary decision.
According to ‘Lifestyle Questionnaire’ assessment, the guest receives advice regarding ‘Healthy choice’ for restaurant offers during health spa stay, as well as individualized written information about:
- General rules for nutrition and combining foods
- Good quality hydration
- Healthy versus unhealthy diet/cooking methods
- Analysis for checking nutritional imbalances
- The main steps from unhealthy → healthy diet
Wellness – Re-energizing – Movement
The wellness is an important part of prevention.
It is a complex service to improve and maintain well-being; beside health improving services (e.g. wellness and fitness), it can also include prevention services like medical wellness services, power of thermal waters. The category of wellness includes alimentation, beauty care, exercises, the harmony of body and spirit.
The wellness cousin gives priority to the vegetarian meals, so we should eat vegetables and fruits as much as possible, and little fatty meals. It is important to keep an eye on the amount of carbohydrate starch input. Try to take low volume of sugar only, and select the natural ones (fruit-sugar for e.g.). The proper and diversified alimentation provides our body with each vitamin and mineral needed every day. Healthy alimentation requires the sufficient water intake.
Re-energizing programs - Movement is the best anti-aging method.
People who are moving more than 8 hours a day are physically and mentally younger than their chronological age: movement rejuvenates the body at molecular level. In “civilized” countries about 80% of people are sitting in closed spaces (in jobs, schools, homes, driving cars etc).
Even children and teenagers sit daily for more than 8 hours of their 16 waking hours. When we sit for more than 8 hours a day, our body goes into “rest mode”, leading to an increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, arthritis and mental-emotional disturbances.
In the course of general movement development the aim is to stimulate brain functions, increase and refine attention and concentration skills. On the other hand, the goal of the movement development treatments – medical gymnastics and direct spinal exercises- , which are primarily carried out, are healing, recovery and prevention. These methods are especially important in the treatment of musculoskeletal diseases.
Re-energizing programs are meant to:
- improve cellular respiration and stabilize the electromagnetic field of the body;
- improve physical fitness using combined cardio, strength, flexibility exercises;
- improve spine health and reverse the effects of prolonged sitting.
Hungarian spa hotels offer cosmetic and beauty treatments of the highest quality, combining the beneficial effects of healing thermal water, professional know-how and the latest treatment trends.
So what treatments can you expect at your hotel? Usually, beauty packages offer stress-relieving facial and neck massages, iontophoresis treatments (a technique using a small electric charge to deliver a medicine through the skin), cleansing and refreshing scrubs, healing mud packs of Hévíz, mani-pedi and massages from Swedish to Shin Tai.
Should you require more than just pampering, microdermbrasion (powerful exfoliation), ultrasound treatment, muscle stimulating Celluloderm 2000 treatments (works against cellulite and excess fat, and stimulates the lymphatic system), vacustyling (for a healthier and fitter body) are also available.