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Skiing is good for your health

post #1 of 8
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According to Medical Daily, Skiing Makes You Happier and Healthier

 

The adolescent minded girl in me says.......Well....DUH!!!

 

The adult ski chick in me says......Hell Yeah!!!!

 

It sure feels good to have a medical journal validate what I already knew. :yahoo:

 

Please forgive the hang ten, when it should have been Rock On!   \m/

post #2 of 8

They needed to do a study to determine this?

post #3 of 8

I didn't need a study to tell me this:  Skiers who became the most involved in the skiing and who forgot everything else in their lives while they were on the slope were found to reap the most benefitsicon1.png from the activity.

 

Although, if they want to pay me to research it, I'm in!

post #4 of 8

I'm with your adolescent mindset on this.

 

My adult mindset is just annoyed I didn't think of doing a study on it.  Maybe I could get in on a follow up study testing the affect of powder days, does it multiply the impact, or is it exponential. 

post #5 of 8

Now that I've read the article more thoroughly:

 

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Published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life, a team of Korean researchers, conducted a cross-sectional survey of 279 visitors in three major ski resorts in South Korea to measure their levels of happiness and satisfaction

 

This study appears to be centered on how skiing affects Koreans.  I believe we need similar studies for various other regions.  I hereby volunteer to disclose my data for Stowe, Vermont.

I'm a whole lot happier when I'm at Stowe as opposed to when I'm at work, wishing I was at Stowe.

 

I will keep data for the rest of the winter on this important topic, as the results need to include a variety of snow and weather conditions.

post #6 of 8
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Originally Posted by KevinF View Post
 

Now that I've read the article more thoroughly:

 

 

This study appears to be centered on how skiing affects Koreans.  I believe we need similar studies for various other regions.  I hereby volunteer to disclose my data for Stowe, Vermont.

I'm a whole lot happier when I'm at Stowe as opposed to when I'm at work, wishing I was at Stowe.

 

I will keep data for the rest of the winter on this important topic, as the results need to include a variety of snow and weather conditions.

I am soooooo with you on this!!!

post #7 of 8
If it's good for us doesn't that mean it comes under the heading of preventive health care? So it should be covered under my health insurance.
post #8 of 8

There are some great ideas coming from this thread!

 

@sibhusky  Preventive health care.  I like that one! 

 

I need my health insurance company to buy me new skis as well -- if I had powder skis, race skis, all mountain skis, bump skis, etc. I'd be willing to go out in more conditions and thus be healthier!  (I'd of course leave out the minor fact that I already have powder skis, race skis, all mountain skis and bump skis...).

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