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Explore the Health Benefits of Skiing as well as the Scenic Views this Season.


Planning a Ski trip this spring? Not only will an adventure holiday take you away from day to day home life, you can also enjoy amazing health benefits when you take to the slopes, helping you feel even better about packing up your thermals and heading to the alpine resorts. 


So how exactly does Skiing help keep you fighting fit? Well firstly, it’s one of the few sports that gives you a full body workout. Moving to control your balance and speed uses a variety of different muscles in your arms, back and legs all at once so as you practise your manoeuvres you’re toning up. 


Whether you’re a seasoned Skier or just starting out, it requires a lot of effort and energy, which in turn burns up a lot of calories! According to Ski Indiana, some types of Skiing can burn over 1000 calories per hour. Great news if you’re hoping to indulge in plenty of the local cuisine during your holiday. 


Skiing doesn't just help the outside either, due to the high intensity of the sport it can help get your blood flowing and give both your heart and lungs a good workout. The endorphins released during exercise will also help improve your mood, so you’ll be a happy healthy Skier all week long!


Ready to make the most of your Ski holiday? Head on over to our Skiing department where you can choose the latest ski jackets, pants, safety equipment plus much more!