Skiing as fountain of youth
Skiing in age
How it all began ...
In 2009, 27 skiers of the 60+ generation were examined during a winter’s term to see how skiing impacts their health. At the same time, the data on a group of non-skiers were examined. The result: Skiing in old age was shown to have a positive impact on physical and mental well-being
The goal is not merely to live longer. What is important is to delay a decrease in mobility and thus gain life quality. I will have won if I manage to die in a good health.
As time went on ...
And what was the result?
Do performance or health status decrease with age?
The goal of the study was to find out wether I could improve quality life by more or less approximating the past level of performance, through maintaining an active lifestyle - such as by skiing. The group succeeded to a high degree.
Alpine Skiing promotes physical fitness due to ideal cardiovascular strain as well as high strength and endurance strain. Furthermore, it is a good training for coordination and balance.
At the same time alpine skiing benefits the cognitive competence, the psychological well-being as well as the general health status.