Experts in keeping you moving all winter long.

Expertise in Motion®

Healthy Tips

Keep your quads and hamstrings flexible before skiing, skating and snowboarding. Strengthening your core is also essential. For exercises that work your core, try pilates, yoga and planks.

Make sure your equipment is functioning and fitting properly. Have a professional take a look at your gear, bindings, etc. before the start of the season.

When returning to sport post injury, follow your doctor’s advice and slowly increase activity
over time.

Avoid cotton as a base layer-it will absorb and hold moisture, which can increase your risk for hypothermia. Choose synthetic fabrics as they wick away moisture faster than cotton.

Always be alert. Prevent injuries by stopping when you feel pain or
are fatigued.

Your Body

Muscles aren’t as flexible when cold, making them prone to injury. Prevent injuries by doing warm-up exercises and stretching in a warm place before heading out into
the cold.

Healthy joints are built to withstand the stresses that result from most winter sports. Joint injury is most likely to occur from overuse or from falling.

Participating in winter sports is good for your cardiovascular system. During activity, your heart rate is elevated which increases blood circulation, bringing more nutrients and oxygen to
your tissues.

Shivering occurs when your skin gets cold, and is your body’s way of increasing heat production in your muscles. Shivering can lead to body fatigue and increased risk of injury.

Frostbite is caused by freezing of the skin and underlying tissues. Early signs of frostbite include tingly feet or hands and pale, white skin. Treat mild frostbite by rewarming the skin.

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Click an area of expertise to find an NEBH physician. You can also call our physician referral line at 1-855-370-NEBH (6324).