Mountains for health

Both in winter and summer, the mountains are a great destination for a healthier body and mind.

Several studies, including one carried out on behalf of Auvergne- Rhône-Alpes Tourisme by SPRIM, a leading agency that specialises in medical and scientific monitoring, have shown that the mountain environment has a noticeable positive impact on human health.

Observed benefits include:

  • Stress reduction
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Resistance to obesity
  • Strengthened immune system

Together, these factors demonstrate the positive effects of the mountains on life expectancy and the quality of life. Such rewarding virtues can only enhance our relationship with the mountains.

And that’s before we even mention the extraordinary scenery to feast your eyes on.

A holiday in the mountains oxygenates you with a breath of fresh air. It gets you away from city life and closer to nature. It puts you on a high (literally) and lightens your heart. Did you say Les Gets ?

It seems the ideal atmospheric pressure to re-en- ergise you is found at elevations of between 800 and 2 000 metres.

Like top athletes who train at high altitude before major events, we can strengthen our organisms by breathing that fresh mountain air, not to mention the memorable experiences to be had that boost our minds and overall wellbeing.

So YES, we can shout it on the mountain tops. Mountains for health !