Why you need it, and what skiers like Chris Davenport and Jen Hudak eat in the a.m.
When you eat breakfast, the fast from the previous day’s last meal is literally broken. In the universe of nutrition, breakfast is the most important meal of the day—especially when it comes to athletic performance. Study upon study has concluded that our morning meal is leagues more than just comforting wafts of bacon perfume and doughnuts; those who consume it are less likely to be overweight and also have better concentration.
Not every skier is a pre-teen jibster with joints like Gumby. If you’re more towards middle age than 20-something, check out some tips to help you stay strong on the slopes from Dr. Tom Vangsness, skier and Chief of Sports Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California.
What can older skiers do to make sure that they don’t injure themselves skiing? First, skiing is a sport that demands physical fitness and joint flexibility. If you’re sedentary and don’t exercise, then don’t expect to simply walk out of your office and onto the slopes, at least not without dramatically increasing your risk to injury. To ski safely—and I would add enjoyably—the body must be in shape.
Close your eyes, picture the mountains, and relax.
Located at the Golden Eagle Resort in downtown Stowe, the Golden Eagle has massage options for whatever ails you. From their soothing pre-performance Sports Massage, to the Herbal Wrap and exfoliation treatment, you’ll leave the Golden Eagle feeling better than ever. Amenities include a heated indoor pool, cedar sauna, 12-person whirlpool, and exercise equipment free to massage customers, or just $10 per person per day.
The Stowe Mountain Lodge has a spa that is different from the rest. While it offers traditional spa services, such as soothing massages, warm soak pools, and calming aromatherapy, it also provides a more permanent fix. Employees are trained to advise guests on proper eating and exercise habits that go beyond one day at the spa. Reserve one of their Healing Lodges, where a solitary soak in a whirlpool will truly allow you to get away from it all. And celebrate the end of a busy work-week at Friday Afternoon Club.
Yes, the Oasis Spa is in a strip mall. Get past that fact and you’ll find a very enjoyable spa experience, with friendly staff and good prices. Plus, the location means plenty of parking. Try the Ultimate Oasis Getaway to experience complete rejuvenation. This includes a one-hour Swedish massage and European facial, thirty-minute manicure, thirty-minute pedicure, shampoo, style, finish, make-up application, and light lunch—5 hours of bliss for only $260.