Too early, too cold, too dark
Occasional slumps are quite normal in the cold winter months.
Lisa Stampfer from Kitzbühel has a few good, quick and above all "feel-good" tips for the long and cold winter months.
Lisa herself has been sporty and nutrition-conscious for over 10 years. She has completed her training as a group fitness instructor, yoga teacher and nutrition trainer over the past few years and is constantly continuing her education.
Her classes are fun, especially when you discover the progress of your own condition. A good condition as well as endurance reduces the risk of injury when skiing and of course in all other sports.
So what can you do to get through the winter healthy and happy?
Our immune system has a lot of work to do in the cool temperatures. We are surrounded by bacteria and viruses - reason enough to do something good for ourselves even in the cold and wet months.
Nature is the BEST medicine
For the soul, the mind and the body. A healthy basic diet and exercise play an important role. The combination of endurance, weight training and relaxation puts you in a good mood. After training, you feel relaxed, internally balanced, fresh and ready for the winter cold. Get out into the fresh air and fill up on vitamin D - nature is the best medicine.
A day on the skis as well as a ski tour in the sunshine can work wonders. Likewise, a long walk through the forest is enough to get the energy flowing again and to just let go. Any kind of exercise strengthens the immune system.
Soul food for the winter - quite important for our well-being
Important foods are whole grains, vegetables, legumes, nuts & spices. Hot tea with ginger strengthens and does the body good. Especially during the Christmas season, people often reach for sweets and alcoholic beverages. Poor nutrition has a negative effect on our sleep, among other things, and thus on our well-being. It is important to eat light and rich in vitamins.
A healthy and tasty alternative to sweets
Ingredients: 1 ripe banana, 50 ml almond drink, 4 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, 100g rolled oats, 100g whole spelt flour, 1 tablespoon chia seeds, 100g chopped almonds.
Preparation: Mash the peeled banana in a bowl with a fork. Add almond drink, maple syrup and coconut oil until a sticky mixture is formed. Fold in oats, flour, chia seeds and almonds and let swell for 10 minutes. Preheat oven to 200 degrees and grease baking tray with coconut oil. Form small balls, flatten and place on the baking sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes.
"Allow yourself time off more often and give yourself time to yourself. Take care of yourself in every way. Avoid stress, it weakens the immune system. This way it will be a good time...and you will feel the magic of winter".