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Travel Tip: Fitness Tips and Exercises for Avoiding Ski Injuries

skierIf you’re planning your annual ski trip you may also want to plan an exercise routine for avoiding ski injuries. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as it sounds.

In the UK so many otherwise inactive skiers had to be medically evacuated off the mountain that some insurance companies hiked up their rates.

The deal with downhill skiing is that your body is fighting gravity so you’re going to feel it in your thighs, knees and ankles.

So a few weeks before your trip, like now, start an easy program of stretching and training with lightweights.

An easy workout is to take an exercise band and wrap it around yourself and than secure it to something low to the ground, like the leg of a sturdy coach.

Then step back for so the band is tense and then jump from side to side, it’ll strengthen your quads before you know it.

And then the bottom line, stay away from the Black Diamonds anyway, who wants to go through orthopedic surgery, you want to have fun but you also want to exercise ahead of time so you can even enjoy the bunny slope.

For more help on staying fit, check out the Travel Health & Fitness section.

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