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.