5 “must dos” to prepare for your ski trip

If you love skiing like I do, or are trying it for the first time, you’ll want to do some preparations to maximize your experience and minimize your risk of injury. Skiing is a physically challenging sport – different from anything you do in everyday life. Here are 5 ways to help you prepare your body for your upcoming ski trip.

 

Tip #1: Skiing requires strength, especially through your core, hips, and legs. Start with these 5 great strength exercises: hip hinges, step-ups, lat band walk, planks, and clams. For more advanced strengthening, add these exercises: 4-way band resistance, squats, and deadlifts.

 

 

Tip #2: In addition to strength, skiing requires good balance and mobility. Try these exercises to help build your stability: single leg stance, hip flexor stretches, calf stretches, adductor stretches, and a lunge with rotation.

 

Tip #3: Skiing requires cardiovascular endurance, especially with the higher altitudes. Get your aerobic capacity up to speed by:

Walking, running, or doing another aerobic exercise to get your heart rate up to 70% of your max effort for 20-30 minutes at least 3 times per week.

 

Tip #4: Skiing requires specific skills and techniques. Here’s a great website for ski tips, whether beginner or advanced:

 

Tip 5: Finally, finish your preparation by scheduling lessons on the mountain. Call the resort to book ahead of time. You will be glad you did.

Skiing is an awesome sport. Don’t let your conditioning level leave you behind. Call us today to have our BRIO team help you get ready. Ann or Paige, our front desk extraordinaries, can help book an evaluation TODAY – 504.841.0150.

Move Better. Feel Better. Be Better in 2021.

2021 brings a new start in so many ways. Your health may be one of THE most important priorities this year.  Staying well amidst a global pandemic is difficult, but absolutely essential.  BTC wants to help jumpstart you in 2021.

With a new year of medical benefits beginning and a healthcare savings plan reloaded, NOW is the perfect time to prioritize your overall health!

On this year’s road to wellness, we will help you build healthy habits with sustainable intention.  Each month, we will focus on one healthy habit that will help you MOVE BETTER, FEEL BETTER, AND BE BETTER so you can embrace life in the coming year.  First up…sleep.

The CDC recommends that adults get 7 hours of sleep per night.  Consistently failing to meet that goal can result in:

  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Memory loss
  • Slowed reaction times
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes

Getting enough sleep is as important to our overall health as getting enough air, proper nutrition, or exercise.  Improved quality of sleep actually boosts your immune system and helps you fight off disease, and during a pandemic, we need all the help we can get!

We challenge you to improve your sleep regularity by setting a consistent bedtime and wake up time.

Need help jumpstarting 2021 goals?
Our team of movement experts will help you get back on track for 2021 so that you can return to doing the things you love. And with two convenient locations, one in Metairie and one in the heart of the New Orleans CBD, it’s easier than ever to get an appointment. And if you feel more comfortable with Telehealth, that’s also another great option.  Call Ann or Paige at our front desk at 504.841.0150 and they will help get you booked TODAY!