From now until the beginning of the ski season, follow our autumn wellness blog series that focus on various topics related to physical activity and nutrition. Rediscover the pleasure of moving outdoors and eating healthy with our simple and practical tips!
Article 1: Get your oxygen fill!
With the school year starting up again and the changing seasons, this is an excellent time to start practicing new activities. We are lucky enough to be surrounded by a vast outdoor playground that offers us the opportunity to fill our lungs with fresh air. With the beautiful scenery and cooler weather, fall is the perfect season to enjoy it and move outside!
It’s been proven! Spending more time outdoors is beneficial to your health. Here’s how:
1 Breath it in. Moving regularly in the fresh air encourages blood circulation and regenerates your cells, which in turn stimulates your immune system.
2 Keep calm and go outside. Spending time in a natural surrounding provides a moment of healing and relaxation which helps to reduce stress and increases your sense of well-being.
3 Move to nature’s groove. Practicing outdoor activities will tend to lower blood pressure by decreasing the activity of the body’s nervous system. It dilates blood vessels and decreases the hormones involved in hypertension.
4 Go into the light. Natural sunlight is our main source of vitamin D. This vitamin has an essential role to play in the use of calcium in the body, in muscle function and in cell growth. Studies also seem to show a possible efficacy of vitamin D in the prevention of certain cancers, diabetes and diseases involving the immune system.
To derive maximum benefits from being in nature, you can combine it with the practice of physical activity. With our kilometers of hiking and cycling trails and quality sports facilities, Tremblant is sure to be the best place for your fall activities!
Stay tuned for more!
Andrea Latour, coach at La Source Aquaclub, Tremblant Resort
“Pre-ski” training at the Place St-Bernard
Aquaclub La Source will be offering a free a ski-orientated training class to get you ready for the 2015-2016 ski/snowboard season!
Every Thursday evening of the month of November, at the Place St-Bernard, Andrea Latour will be leading an outdoor class, bringing together a mixture of stabilizing, power and agility exercises. Stay active for the month of November by meeting up at the Place St-Bernard – your legs will thank you as you enjoy your first tracks of the season!
Mark the dates: November 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 5h30 pm.
Dress appropriately as the class will be held outside and bring a water bottle for hydration.
Also, please note that in case of rain, the workout will be held under the archway at the Sommets des Neiges.