Expatriate health insurance policyholders who are escaping to the ski slopes this winter have been urged to improve their fitness before embarking on any extreme sports holidays.
According to Steve Halsall, a celebrity fitness trainer, building up strength through core exercises will be beneficial to those about to hit the slopes.
This could reduce injury and therefore cut down the number of claims made on overseas medical insurance policies.
"Skiing is quite an all over body action really," Mr Halsall pointed out.
"It is obviously quite heavy on the legs but there is a lot of core and your arms do get some work. A beginners circuit class would do and probably a bit of Pilates and a bit of yoga thrown in for flexibility."
His comments come after Post Office research showed thousands of winter sports holidaymakers are risking their health and potentially invalidating their international health insurance by going skiing the morning after a night of heavy drinking.
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