Eat less pizza. It is easy to fall into a pattern of Pearl Street bagels for breakfast, skiing all day, a slice of pizza at the VC for a 4 o’clock lunch, and then another slice of pizza for dinner. It’s important to maintain a healthy diet even when you know you are burning off the calories skiing all day. Your body still needs the vitamins and nutritional benefits of fruits and veggies, so try to bring an apple and sandwich in your pack to eat on the tram and incorporate more fruits, veggies, and protein at breakfast and dinner. Chicken and a salad are better for you than pizza and will help your body fight off the ferocious winter colds.
By: Morgan McGlashon
Strength training, yoga, and good decision making on the mountain are ways we all attempt to stay injury-free throughout the ski season. But for most of us, it’s more difficult to stay sick-free all winter.
Jackson moves at a fast pace, not just occasionally, but all the time. Couple that with the harsh winter environment and it’s almost impossible to keep the runny nose, soar throat, and hacking cough at bay. Fortunately, there are a number of simple things that we often forget that can help keep energy levels high and maintain a healthy and happy body.
Drink more tea and less alcohol. I know that sounds like something your grandmother calls you on the phone to tell you, but it helps. Especially when you feel a soar throat coming on, some tea with a little lemon, honey, and ginger will make you feel a whole lot better. Besides, it tastes good, and is nice and hot.
Sleep more. Although its tempting to ski or work all day, go out at night, sleep a few hours, and repeat for weeks on end as many of the twenty-somethings do in this town, getting a good night’s sleep is crucial. It will help in more ways than one. Take a look at our blog post about sleeping to see why.
Take a day off. You know you are getting sick, take the day to recover. Don’t go skiing, don’t go to the gym, and no, yoga is not an exception. Just do it. Take the whole day off and watch Netflix or re-read the Hunger Games and try not to get FOMO (fear of missing out) too bad.