When I go skiing, can I bring food and drink?

It is advisable to stock up on food and liquids, preferably water or an isotonic drink, when you are going to do some activity in the snow. The low temperatures of the mountain can lead to believe that it will not be necessary to hydrate in abundance, but the truth is that it is still a physical activity in which you sweat and lose mineral salts that must be replaced. It is advisable to stop occasionally to hydrate even if you do not feel thirsty. For its part, the intake of food, such as a snack or energy bars, provides the body with the energy needed to complete the activity and prevents the decrease of blood sugar.

For obvious reasons of health and respect for the environment, you can only eat in the areas enabled for it, which are usually located at the foot of the slopes. However, if the exercise to be carried out will keep us away from the restoration area for a considerable time, it is advisable to carry a snack in a backpack.

The backpacks can be a very useful part of the equipment, since they can be stored in the protective creams for the skin and lips, the mobile phone, the documentation, pieces of clothing and also food. However, we must bear in mind that skiing is a sport in which high speeds are reached and the impacts are stopped by the body itself. Therefore, it is important that the backpack is well adjusted to the back, never in the front or at the waist, and that hard objects such as cans or bottles are not deposited inside. Instead, soft bricks can be carried, which in case of a fall or blow do not aggravate the impact.

In the case of mountain skiing (alpine skiing) it is necessary to fill the backpack with other practical objects such as an ice ax, crampons, a shovel, an Arva probe, among others, and, of course, food support.

Mireia Arjona. ICE Health

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