What are the Health Benefits of Skiing?
Let’s investigate the health benefits a little further and see what skiing does to us physiologically.
According to the director of the Institute for Molecular Sports and Rehabilitation Medicine at the Paracelsus Medical University in Austria, Dr Josef Niebauer: “Alpine skiing is a mix of endurance and resistance training. It has positive effects on the heart and circulation, as well as peripheral muscles – predominantly the legs.”
Skiing, above all, provides cardio-metabolic benefits which help to lower blood pressure and improve insulin resistance and metabolism. What’s more, skiing has been linked with reinvigorating blood vessels, improved cell health, and eliminating arterial stiffness that can factor into heart disease and Alzheimer’s.
Another bonus is that a little exposure to the cold can also help to burn fat.