Interesting background information on sports and exercise. Looking for a new game or sport? Our experts provide you with ideas, give you tips and delve into popular myths.
Hiking fun for the whole family
Our tips for a successful hiking trip. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about hiking – from a short guide to buying boots and information on pushchairs suitable for hiking to great stroller-friendly routes.
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Promoting health and fitness: Independent play is important
Children need plenty of exercise to grow up fit and healthy. We asked Stefan Schötzau, head of the canton of Zurich’s sports department, what parents should bear in mind.
What’s the quickest way to warm up ice-cold fingers?
Do you know? There are many myths, claims and rumours surrounding sport and nutrition. Some are true, others aren’t. We’d like to know what you think and clear up a few myths. Take part in our survey and find out the right answer.
Bruno Kneubühler has spent over ten years promoting safe and adventurous snowshoe routes in Switzerland.
Stairway to fitness
Personal trainer Andreas Tasci often uses stairs in his sessions for efficient training whatever the location. To do these five exercises all you need is a set of stairs.
Feel like Rocky! Boxing – a whole-body workout
Boxing coach Beda Mathis explains why fitness boxing is a great whole-body workout.
Are sore muscles after exercise always a bad sign?
There are many myths, claims and rumours surrounding sport and nutrition. Some are true, others aren’t. We’d like to know what you think and clear up a few myths. Take part in our survey and find out the right answer.
Slacklining: balancing for any age
Samuel Volery is a human movement science researcher at the ETH and multiple world record holder on the slackline. Read on for his tips for beginners and to find out why slacklining holds such a fascination for him.
What are the benefits of postnatal exercise?
Bouldering demands skill, coordination, flexibility and – depending on the chosen route – a lot of strength. Experienced boulderer Adi Schiess gives a few tips for beginners.
Forest: fun for families
As a forest and nature instructor, Ursula Fluri takes groups into the forest in every season – whatever the weather. Here are her tips for families.
Stand up Paddling
SUP instructor Marc Maurer explains how beginners can get the most out of stand up paddle boarding this summer.
Simon Eichenberger, owner of the Rolling Rock skate and sport centre in Aarau, started inline skating 20 years ago. Here are his tips for beginners.
Does swimming make you stronger?
Swimming is healthy, but does it make you stronger? Of course, says swimming coach Toby Herrlich.
Running coach Patrick Flückiger explains how the right training will help you complete – and enjoy – your first longer race.
Switzerland is paradise for sledging enthusiasts – there are fantastic trails and tracks in every part of the country for the whole family to discover. We’ve listed some of the most spectacular below, but be warned – even sledging is not without its perils. It’s more fun when you abide by a few simple rules.
The skipping rope
What should I look for when buying a skipping rope? What do I need to know about skipping? Duja Flückiger, skipping rope enthusiast and competition judge, tells us all we need to know about skipping.
What’s the best way to improve endurance when jogging?
How does fascial training work, who is it suitable for, and what can the foam roller be used for? Severin Eggenschwiler, qualified physiotherapist and fascial fitness trainer, answers the most important questions.
Is stretching after exercise beneficial?
On the pump track you develop a natural feel for the bike.