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5 Reasons Why Skiing is Great Exercise

Let’s face it. The winter season can make you feel like you’re in a slump. Both mentally, and physically. That’s why it’s important to keep up your exercise routine, even when it’s cold outside. Skiing is a great way to get your workout in while having fun. Gorgeous mountain views are just another added bonus. Whether it is cross-country skiing, or downhill, you’re guaranteed to have fun and burn calories doing it. Here are five reasons why skiing is a great form of exercise.

Resources for Getting in Shape This Winter

Winter has only begun and we have several more months of it before we can finally hit the beach come spring and summer. When winter sets in, that’s when we transition into “hibernation mode.” I’m guilty of it, as well. Eating and sleeping almost becomes routine when it is too cold to do anything else outside. But regardless, I know that staying fit throughout the winter is just as important as it is any time of year. Often times, we start exercising around January because of the New Year’s resolutions we make or because of the next beach trip we have planned, but then we struggle to stick with it. Here are my tips to staying fit during the winter season:

Pool Workouts for Swim Season

It was a long, cold winter, and many of us have packed on a few extra pounds while trying to stay warm! Spring is here and it’s time to think about getting back into shape for the summer. Whether you’ll be working at a pool or just want to look good on the beach, we have a water exercise plan for you! Working out in the pool is an excellent way to tone and strengthen all parts of your body without the joint stress of normal aerobic activities. The addition of fun workout equipment like beach balls and pool noodles only makes the workout better – holding a beach ball engages arms and core, while pool noodles’ buoyancy creates an opportunity for resistance training.

Fight Back Against Lower Back Pain

A recently-published study in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases has reported that lower-back pain is the number one cause of years lost due to disability. In this instance, disability was calculated by adding the number of years “lost due to an early death and the number of years lived with disability.” The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke previously reported that lower-back pain costs Americans $50 billion annually.

Chronic back pain is a major source of concern in the developed world, for two reasons: it reduces productivity, and its treatment is not simple or easy. TIME reports that one in ten people suffers from lower back pain. Office workers regularly sit at their desks for six hours each day, leaving them stiff and sedentary for a good portion of their waking hours each day of the week.

Tips for Eating Healthy on Vacation

With Spring Break quickly approaching, vacationers young and old are feeling the pressure to get bikini ready. Hitting the gym, skipping the cake, and filling up on healthy lean proteins and complex carbs help the body to get vacation ready. Often though, the healthy choices and exercise disappear once the getaway begins. While food is an important part of enjoying your vacation, eating the right foods can help to maintain high energy to enjoy it to the fullest. Our friends at the Sayre Mansion, a bed and breakfast in Bethlehem, PA, shared these tips for staying healthy without sacrificing taste.