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Bask in the benefits of cold weather
Bask in the benefits of cold weather. Yes, there are some!
While many of us may find Canadians winters challenging, there are health benefits that go along with colder temperatures. The dropping mercury boosts brain power and helps you think more clearly, including better reasoning and recall. Cold weather also freezes out allergies – happily wave goodbye to sneezes and wheezes triggered by tree and grass pollen. Say hello to a good night’s rest. We sleep better in cool rooms, ideally between 60-67 degrees, and the darker winter mornings help with sleeping later. You also burn more calories when you’re outside in the cold as your body has to work harder to maintain its core temperature and humidify the cold air you are breathing. Just don’t overexert yourself. So the fresh cold air is good for us but what if you just want to cozy up indoors in front of a crackling fire with a mug of hot tea?
Here at Ste. Anne’s you can enjoy the best of both worlds – the perfect place to chill indoors and outdoors too. Our scenic property, cradled by rolling countryside, is the perfect place to pursue an array of peaceful outdoor activities that put you in the calm zone, and increase those happy hormones and your appetite too! Get a boost of essential Vitamin D with a sunny stroll along our woodland walking trails in our winter wonderland. Enhance your mental well-being with a dip in one of our Meditative and Therapeutic Hydrotherapy Pools, open all year round. Imagine soaking up tranquility and wellness in a 104-degree Thermal Spa pool while the snow gently falls around you.
For the brave of heart, follow up with a quick dip in our 60-65 degree Yukon Plunge Pool. Winter dipping has become a popular pastime and cold water is linked to improved cardiovascular circulation and metabolism, along with enhanced clarity and calmness. Then come on inside and warm up to comfort and relaxation. Destress in front of our historic fireplace in the beautiful Massey Living Room with a favourite book or that very special person. Feast on our country-style cuisine by our award-winning chefs, cocoon in the warmth of one of our many therapeutic spa treatments like our hot Aroma Stone Massage, and then sleep soundly in our historic castle or in one of our serene spa cottages.
Protect your skin with some extra love – keep it healthy and supple with our Skin Nourishment Hydrating Lotion available throughout our facility and in our boutique. And our very own all-natural teas will keep your skin and body hydrated and energized.
Don’t give winter the cold shoulder. A visit to Ste. Anne’s in the winter months – or any time of the year – promises to better well-being and provides the perfect RX for whatever ails you.