The mountains, your formidable ally when it comes to beating stress
Here are all the advantages for our bodies of a mountain holiday
Going to the mountains is like setting off to conquer a new form of well-being. The unique weather conditions and the rhythm of life in the mountains, in particular, are able to provide a vital breath of fresh air to the human body. Living in touch with nature and, above all, respecting your natural rhythms, your body and mind relax, leaving all your stress behind you, along with the signs of your hectic everyday life.
Spending a holiday away from home always entails adapting to rhythms that are removed from our normal working lives, which – for the most part – are hectic and stressful. The mountain, on the other hand, offers a pace of life that is closer to man’s more natural, healthy rhythm.
In the morning, you can wake up to natural light, without anything disturbing your transition from sleep to waking. This allows you to get back in tune with your body’s internal clock.
The greatest benefits from a 15-day mountain holiday
Even the surrounding environment, the landscapes and, first and foremost, their silence significantly help your body and mind to relax. The sounds that pervade the mountains are naturally better suited to our bodies than the noises we hear by the sea.
To get these benefits and prolong them even after you return to city life, you must give your body the time required to adapt and enjoy them. That is why, after a stressful year, the minimum amount of time required to get back in sync with your body is estimated to be at least 4-5 days, with an additional 10 days required to be able to enjoy the beneficial effects and advantages that the mountain can offer.
A clean, healthy environment
Getting back in sync with your natural rhythms provides benefits that go far beyond your holiday and foster a better quality of life. The lack of stress, the varied diet that is rich in fresh, authentic vegetables and the unpolluted air can also improve life expectancy, as these factors aid the elimination of free radicals.
Here the air is purer, there is little pollution and the temperature never gets too high, even during the summer and, more importantly, there is little humidity. All of this helps to create greater well-being for the body, providing important benefits, even for people who suffer from respiratory problems, such as asthma and bronchitis.
Sport extends lifespan: from 1.3 to 3.7 years
The mountain is a great natural training ground that offers endless possibilities for physical activity.
Some scientific research studies have shown that practising sports outdoors improves the condition of both body and mind, at all ages. According to one study, life expectancy increases by 1.3 years in over-50s men who indulge in light physical activity, and up to 3.7 years for moderate to elevated physical activity.
Doing outdoor activities, during the summer especially, boosts the production of vitamin D, which is vital for the absorption of calcium and phosphorus, not to mention essential for the formation of bone tissue and teeth.