One word (or is it two?): Work Out! Use the current situation, don’t sit on your butt, stuck at home! Help yourself, help the whole skiing world!
Let’s start with obvious: skiing/ rollerskiing are non-contact sports, your chances of either contracting or spreading germs to a passerby on the tracks are virtual zero.
Far less known is that one old adage was debunked recently – up to a point. It had always been assumed that strenuous exercise lowers one’s body defences. Not so, say researchers at the University of Bath: they believe that endurance exercise actually does the opposite, it boosts your immunity, provided that exercise last around two hours! https://www.menshealth.com/uk/fitness/a25830518/fight-flu-cold-with-exercise/
Some regions or even whole countries felt they have to introduce a virtual curfew on its citizens. We won’t dispute the need for such draconian measures. But most places still “allow people out “- and it’s a good thing. “Cabin fever” is a real issue – especially if happens suddenly & is forced rather than by choice. It leads to stress and even mild depression/ stress can potentially lead to physical problems, including high blood pressure, now an established risk factor for the nasty coronavirus.
Finally, steel your will for two-hour outdoor ski/ rollerski session by thinking that every exercise is a donation albeit small to the whole industry. Skis get old, boots – worn-out and poles, sadly, break. Which means you might be tempted to buy new ones – and, chances are, never would be your already friendly local store as happy to see you as this year.
Keep on living, keep on skiing!
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