New Study: Skiers 30% Less Likely To Develop Parkinson’s Disease

New Study: Skiers 30% Less Likely To Develop Parkinson’s Disease

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Good news: long-distance skiers are significantly less likely to develop Parkinson's disease than matched non-skiers, says new complex study . Scientists in Sweden analyzed medical records of nearly 200,000 long-distance skiers who took part in the Vasaloppet cross-country ski race. They established that a physically active lifestyle is associated with close to a 30% reduced risk for PD, which might be explained by a motor reserve among the physically active. https://www.iospress.nl/ios_news/long-distance-skiers-may-have-motor-reserve-that-can-delay-onset-of-parkinsons-disease/
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Solving No-Snow Issue:  Cooled Ski Track Of Kontiolahti,  Finland

Solving No-Snow Issue: Cooled Ski Track Of Kontiolahti, Finland

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With La Transju, Tartu Ski Marathon and Finlandia-Hiihto to name but a few cancelled due to the lack of snow and Vasaloppet teetering on the brink of cancellation, we revisit a unique project by Finnish engineers: Kontiolahti cooled snow track. To be clear: not in our wildest dreams do we see an entire length of Vasaloppet being dug up to install Freezium-running pipes. But 10, perhaps 15k loop? Why not? Seems to be entirely technically possible but way, way to expensive. Still, there is a hope. The story was originally written by Ilkka Korhonen, avid long distance skier and Dailyskier.com contributor =================================================== Kontiolahti is located somewhat off the beaten track in Eastern Finland. It is some 450km, or 5 hours, from Helsinki by car and at least the same distance…
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Norwegian Ski Federation Membership Is Declining Steadily

Norwegian Ski Federation Membership Is Declining Steadily

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17% down. That's by how much the membership in the Norwegian Ski Federation declined from 2012 to 2018, according to NTB news agency via Nettavisen In 2012, there were 178,091 members, while in 2018 the number dropped by over 30,000 to 147,789. The silver lining is in the fact that the ski association is still the second largest in the country behind the Norwegian Football Association (that keeps on adding members) The Norwegian skiing is known for its well developed, robust ski club network- all of which are paying fees to Ski Forbundet, relative to the amount of its members. Clearly, a reduction in membership would lead to that revenue stream drying up quite a bit. With TV audience figures for the langrenn still high, there is no need to…
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One Morning On Dachstein

One Morning On Dachstein

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" Initiated" don't need to be told what Dachstein in October is about. For those who came here by chance, we just say that the Austrian glacier absorbs hundreds of skiers the world over, coming virtually from every xcskiing country there is in search of early groomed snowtracks On Monday , Ocr.07 the word " groomed" was not really applicable- although several PistenBullies were working non-stop: heavy snowfall and wind. So we shall show you how Dachstein looks in mini-blizzard
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