Ready to hit the slopes?

Gone are the days of November… there’s finally snow! Many people are looking forward to hitting the slopes at our alpine and cross-country ski centres. Then there’s snowshoeing, which is already very popular, and the number of trails is increasing all the time. What all these activities have in common is that they put a lot of strain on the lower body, and it’s a good idea to get properly prepared before hitting the slopes and trails. Here’s some advice:
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Alternatives to the terrace

What could be more pleasant when summer sets in than sipping a drink on a terrace, surrounded by good friends? Unlike in countries where winter doesn’t exist, the opening of terraces here is almost a ritual, an event that marks the start of summer and vacations.
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Swimming: good for the body, morale and survival !

There’s no end to the praise – and with good reason – for the benefits of swimming, a universal sport practised everywhere, by everyone, extend back to the early ages. Some Egyptian frescoes show that humans were practising a form of swimming over 6,000 years ago!
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Rest: necessary but often neglected

In this section, we often make sport-related recommendations, focusing particularly on the benefits of the activities described, while explaining the techniques involved. We are well aware that most of our readers are people who are aware of the importance of physical activity. Except that some of them sometimes push the machine to the limit, with the pedal to the floor, often neglecting an essential rule : the importance of rest…
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Top 5 summer activities

Long live summer and all its opportunities. It’s time to jump in the water and get on our bikes. For teens and children, this is the perfect time to practice team sports, including soccer, which continues to gain ground. For others, here are some sports suggestions, including their physical benefits.
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What ? Spring already ?

Springtime! What a beautiful rebirth; days are getting longer, the birds are singing louder, it is a pleasure to be back in this beautiful season that will lead us to summer. However, for sports and physical activities, it is an in-between. So what to do? You can’t trade in your cross-country skis for water skis overnight, so how can you keep yourself busy? Since there is more to life than sports, here are some suggestions.

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Winter sports and their benefits

Aha! Winters in Quebec!

Even though some appreciate the many fall colours, the warm summer sun and the rebirth of spring, but after a gray November, we can all say that a white blanket of snow over the ground does make for beautiful scenery. As for winter sports, there’s so much to choose from! In short, since we have such a long and beautiful winter, we might as well enjoy it!
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