AMAS 2000 study Alpine holidays are healthy!
Holidays in the mountains are healthy! This was proven in the AMAS 2000 study implemented between 1998 and 2000. This is the first medical-sport science project worldwide, which looked into the effects on the human organism of a hiking holiday in the mountains lasting several weeks. The very amazing and also pleasant result was that an active fitness or hiking holiday at medium altitude like for example in the Ultimo Valley, clearly has a positive effect on the overall state of health.
We would like to emphasise some results of the study, like the improvement in fat and sugar metabolism, a clear lowering of high blood pressure, and the improvement of oxygen transport through the red blood cells. Furthermore, also the quality of sleep, the duration of sleep, and the ability to sleep through, clearly increased at medium altitude. Hence, visiting the mountains is definitely worth it!