Thursday, October 21, 2021

Skiing, health and fitness

Kristin Hetzer is the principal and senior portfolio manager at Royal Hills Capital, LLC, an investment firm in Rolling Hills Estates, California. She is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT), Certified Financial Planner (CFP), and Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA). Outside work, Kristin Hetzer enjoys skiing.

Many people ski for fun, but what they don’t know is that skiing provides a good cardiovascular workout that can help in losing weight. How many calories you lose while skiing depends on your weight and proficiency. According to Harvard Medical School research, a skier who is 185 pounds can burn 266 calories if they ski downhill for thirty minutes. If you’re an advanced skier, you’ll lose more calories when skiing on steeper slopes because your body works harder to keep you balanced. The cold temperature at skiing resorts also makes your body work harder to keep you warm, something that can also help you burn more calories.

Other health benefits of skiing are it gives you better flexibility, strengthens your lower body muscles, and boosts your mood.