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Three healthy side-effects of skiing

Posted on Tuesday 10th April 2018 by Steve Thomas

There’s no denying that, fun as it is, skiing is a sport and therefore healthy for you. Of course, the health benefits may be offset by overindulgence Apres Ski, but if you eat healthily, you will return home fitter than when you left.

It’s not just cardiovascular health that benefits, however. Check out some of the lesser known health benefits of skiing below:

Muscle strength

We all know how much our bodies ache after the first day on the slopes - but really, it’s a good thing! The aches and pains that we feel are evidence for muscles we wouldn’t normally use getting a workout.

Building muscle can help our bodies to burn fat more efficiently and increase core stability, effects that could last long after you’ve flown home.

Mental health

Two of the easiest ways to look after your mental health are by ensuring you get enough exercise, and spending time in the great outdoors. Both of these activities stimulate the release of serotonin, a chemical which makes us feel happy and helps to keep our brains healthy.

Lucky for you, skiing ticks both boxes in one fell swoop - maybe it’s part of the reason that such an active holiday can leave you feeling so relaxed.


The core muscles in the abdomen and legs which you use when skiing are vital for good balance, especially as we age. A week on the slopes is like a boot-camp for these important muscle groups, helping to build them up.

As a result, you could find balancing when you’re riding a bike or even doing a handstand easier once you’re back home!

Skiing and health

We’re under no illusions that the main reason most people come skiing isn’t the health benefits - but they’re a great way to justify indulging yourself!

If you’re a seasoned skier looking for a second home in the Swiss or French Alps, you’re in the right place. Get in touch to find out more about the wide range of properties that we offer.

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