December 23, 2019
Do’s and don’ts of skiing and going to hot springs
It is a dream combination to ski and go to a hot spring during winter travels. Travelling should be a relaxing evening, but do not underestimate the physicality of skiing. It is actually an intense sport. Whether you are a newbie or have experience, you can injure yourself easily. You should wear suitable cold protection equipment to avoid catching cold-wind. Also, you should adequately warm-up and stretch. Is it ok to go to the hot spring immediately after skiing? You should rest for at least one hour after exercise, and go to the hot spring when your body returns to a stable state. After exercise, your heartbeat and breathing are more rapid, jumping into a hot spring immediately may cause discomfort. There are also many precautions for skiing and hot springs. Get ready for your trip!
Do’s and don’ts of skiing:
– Prepare enough and suitable warm clothing. The outermost layer must be windproof, snowproof and waterproof. Layer up with moisture wicking and warmth functions inside. You should not wear thermal underwear because you will sweat during skiing. You should avoid wearing too many layers that may obstruct movement. You can wear a hat, scarf and gloves to keep warm as needed.
– Apply sunscreen. The white snow reflects more ultraviolet rays than when going to the beach in summer. The sunscreen can prevent sunburn and spots.
-You should not eat too much before skiing as stomach discomfort or stomach pain is prone to occur during exercise.
– Do enough warm-up exercises. Cold weather can easily make your limbs stiff and cause cramps. Adequate warm-up exercises can reduce the chance of injury.
– drink water at the right time. Skiing can make people sweat and consume a lot of water, so remember to drink water.
– Pay attention to the decline in physical fitness, especially for newbies. Take a break when you are tired. Muscle fatigue can easily lead to accidents.
Do’s and don’ts of going to a hot spring
– It is not recommended to go to the hot springs immediately with an empty stomach, after eating too much, drinking, or doing exercise. It is advisable to rest for one hour or more after exercise and then go to a hot spring.
– People with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, or eczema should consult professional advice before going to a hot spring. People with heat-wind flu and pregnant women should not go to the hot spring.
– Go into the hot water in a cold place slowly. Soak your feet and knees first. Then soak your upper body slowly after getting used to it.
– The time you spend in hot spring should not exceed 15 minutes. If you feel discomfort such as dizziness or chest pain, stop immediately. People with cold-related body type and cold limbs can take longer for hot spring. People with heat-related body type should shorten hot spring time.
– After leaving the hot spring, dry your body and put on your clothes immediately.
– After going in the hot spring, the skin is dry, so apply moisturiser accordingly.
– Going in the hot springs will make your body sweat, so you should have warm drinks to rehydrate after going to the hot spring.