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THE BENEFITS OF SKIING

Skiing is fun, but it's also a sport! To find out about it, check out the 5 benefits of skiing down slopes for days on end.

The benefits of skiing, a sport to be discovered with Decathlon's sports advice

Skiing is an all-inclusive sport where endurance is as important as balance and having strong legs. It’s a physically demanding sport where you can also experience unbelievable feelings of freedom and speed.

Skiing requires concentration and coordination, and the pleasure you get out of it is as important as the effort it requires.

The benefits of skiing, a sport to be discovered with Decathlon's sports advice

1/ IMPROVE YOUR ENDURATION BY SKIING

A day of skiing involves switching between intense physical efforts and moments of relaxation as well as the constant adaptation of the body to the altitude, the lack of oxygen and the outdoor conditions. Skiing allows you to strengthen your general endurance.

In addition, altitude naturally boosts the body by forcing it to build more red blood cells to compensate for the lack of oxygen. This is why athletes who need endurance, like football players, do training courses at altitude.

2/ SKIING, IS ALSO GOOD FOR YOUR HEART

Because oxygen is rarer at altitude, your heart has to make more effort to deliver the elements that your muscles need, even at rest. Picture it in full action!

During a ski day, the alternation between intense physical descents where the heart rate increases and recuperation as you go back up is perfect training for this sometimes forgotten muscle.

 A healthy heart will keep your body healthy!

The benefits of skiing, a sport to be discovered with Decathlon's sports advice
The benefits of skiing, a sport to be discovered with Decathlon's sports advice

3/ SKIING, THE PERFECT EXERCISE FOR STRENGTHENING THE MUSCLES

Although your quadriceps are the muscles that you will feel most, skiing works out your whole body: toning of the abs, back, buttocks, adductors, calves, ankles and upper body workout during turns and for good balance...

Besides toning up the abs, skiing makes your joints work: knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, etc. for good tone while remaining flexible.

4/ IMPROVE YOUR AGILITY WHEN SKIING

Reading the terrain and having the right weight distribution when you are skiing on the slopes: on skis, you will improve your balance and coordination which are necessary for completing a series of turns and perfecting your skiing technique .

When you feel comfortable on the ski slopes, you will also feel comfortable on any other terrain thanks to the awareness your body has developed and the agility that skiing has given you .

The benefits of skiing, a sport to be discovered with Decathlon's sports advice
The benefits of skiing, a sport to be discovered with Decathlon's sports advice

5/ SKIING: PURE AIR AND WELL-BEING

When you go skiing you breathe deeply and exercise while producing endorphins, the pleasure hormone. All tensions is released, and you can enjoy the beneficial effects of the pure air and sunshine to fill up on vitamine D, which will boost your immune system and moral.

Your concentration improves and you feel a general sense of well-being which carries over into your daily life.

Whether you like speed or simply gliding, skiing will bring you as many sensations as it will be beneficial for your physique and your general well-being.
And you, what does skiing bring you in your daily life? Share with us the benefits you get from a good ski session!

The benefits of skiing

PAULINE

Wedze communication team

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