Health

Health and fitness tips

Now that some of you are counting down impatiently to the winter holidays to come and test out the new season's snow, it’s high time to get ready.

Here are some health and fitness tips from the Médecins de Montagne to help avoid accidents.

1/ Draw up a training schedule ahead of your skiing holidays.
2/ Don't forget your helmet.
3/ Have your bindings checked.
4/ For any beginners, book a lesson with a ski instructor.
5/ Wrist protections are essential for snowboarders.
6/ Make sure you have the right sort of diet for skiing.
7/ Bring refreshments with you on the slopes.
8/ Drink water regularly.
9/ On the slopes skiers downhill of you always have right of way.
10/ Carefully follow all preparation advice before skiing off piste.

Holidays are often a chance for children to discover the joys of skiing for the first time. But parents tend to forget that their little angels are not quite champions yet, and that they still need teaching.

Here are the recommendations of the vice president of the National Association of French Ski Instructors, Serge Jaccod, for parents who can't wait to ski alongside their children.

1/ Choose their normal size of shoe.
2/ Don't forget warm underclothing.
3/ Helmets are essential for children.
4/ Take your child to a very easy slope.
5/ Don’t put pressure on your child to progress more rapidly.
6/ When skiing with young beginners, choose slopes with chairlifts and cable cars.
7/ Always accompany young children on the ski lifts.
8/ Never go off-piste skiing with children.

Useful numbers Health

  • Ambulances :
    CSA Cerdagne Capcir - Tel : +33 (0)4.68.04.30.30
  • European emergency call :
    Tel : 112
  • Office of Nursing :
    Rue du Mouraillou
    Pellicer Gisèle – Tel : +33 (0)6.81.60.85.68
    Armengol Corinne – Tel : +33 (0)6.82.10.76.62
  • Physiotherapists:
    Faure Christine -  Rés. La Matte - Tel : +33 (0)4.68.04.33.48
    Snykers Elke – 8 Avenue de Balcère – Tel : +33 (0)6.77.74.21.28
  • Doctors Generalists :
    Cabinet des Pérics - Rue du Mouraillou - Tel : +33 (0)4.68.04.42.32
  • Physician Specialty Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic :
    Dr Lanfrey Etienne 5 route du Pla del Mir - Tel : +33 (0)4 68 04 08 68
  • Registered Osteopath State :
    Dalet Quentin – 10 avenue de Balcère - Tél : 06.86.48.43.32
    Raphard Olivier - Rue du Mouraillou – Tel : +33 (0)4.68.30.11.28
  • Pharmacy Marty :
    Résidence Plein Soleil - Tel : +33 (0)4.68.04.40.74
  • Firefighters: 18
  • Samu : 15