10 Health Benefits of Skiing (1/10)

Don't spend the winter hibernating. Get outside and take advantage of the cooler temps to hit the slopes. Here are the health benefits of skiing

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It keeps you young

Not only is downhill skiing fun, it can also keep you looking and feeling young, thanks to the fitness benefits skiing provides.

In a study published in the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, researchers found that just 12 weeks of skiing had a profound impact on the health of 60 to 76-year-olds.

“In older individuals, 12 weeks of skiing leads to a significant increase in aerobic capacity, leg muscle power, and strength,” the study’s authors wrote. All things that normally decline with age.

That’s reason enough to strap on some skis and head for the hills!

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