Friday, March 24, 2017
Four Health Benefits of Skiing
Richard Cantner possesses more than two decades of corporate experience in steel production, engineering, and final production management. A certified business consultant in Fort Pierce, Florida, Richard Cantner does his best to stay in good shape and enjoys skiing in his spare time. Skiing is associated with several health benefits, including:
1. Boosting cardiovascular health. The high altitudes and elevated heart rate involved in skiing can improve cardiovascular health by increasing blood circulation. Increased blood circulation delivers oxygen and nutrients to tissues throughout the body, while helping it process and eliminate waste.
2. Improving flexibility. Skiing can help increase the body’s flexibility and more flexible skiers can ski longer and harder while experiencing less fatigue. Ski instructors and skiing veterans recommend taking the time to stretch before you ski to avoid pulled muscles.
3. Strengthening muscles. Skiing engages numerous muscle groups throughout the body, including the core muscles, which help maintain balance, and leg muscles. The activity also requires the body to maintain a constant squat position, which works the hamstrings, quads, glutes, and inner and outer thighs.
4. Promoting better sleep. A full day of skiing can promote deeper sleep due to the physical exhaustion that can occur after returning from the slopes. Further, exposure fresh air and to natural light in the daytime are often noted as sleep enhancers.