Mountaineer Lotta Hintsa: “I can’t go in a hundred glasses all the time”

Former Miss Finland, current mountaineer Lotta Hintsa has only begun to understand the importance of rest in recent years. He once used to roast from one project to another without stopping. Even in the mountains, the body is constantly in a certain state of standby.

– I would tend to go a hundred glasses all the time.

Then, when the momentum pulsates due to the forces of nature, for example, stopping completely – as happened once in the Himalayas during the snowstorm of the day – may result in a panic attack.

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– Often the scene comes when the body gets calm.

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“I had to learn to relax”

Lotta, who climbs the highest peaks in the world and trains in the United States, works out hard in the gym, so special attention must be paid to recovery. His climbing coach and current social partner, a Canadian Don Bowie monitors recovery levels through software developed for it.

– One of the most important lessons of recent years has been that I protect my own rest period. I don’t take schedules or pressure on it. I understand that development is at rest. It’s been a must to learn to relax, Lotta says.

He also has a better understanding of his panic attacks today.

– After my experience, I started teaching myself a different reaction. I would no longer flee the unrest, but go towards it. I give panic permission to come. Some of my habits that predispose to panic disorder feel so natural to me that I may not want to change them. In addition, I am humbled to realize that my own limitations must be accepted. The feeling of control is just an illusion.

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Lotta now takes advantage of easy-to-use means, slow mornings and quiet evenings to relax.

– Drinking coffee in the morning is one of the best things I know. In the evening, I usually need at least an hour to level the laps after a day. Sometimes just hanging out in silence, good food and even some brainless series provide a suitable way out.

One resting thing about Lota is still going better than well: sleeping.

– I’m called in the mountains Finnish sleeping machineksi that is, as a Finnish poppy machine. When others start to have a high air level affecting their sleep intake, I myself sleep for more than 10 hours at night and turn on a couple of days if possible. Even in everyday life, that’s one thing I don’t compromise on.

Read more about Lotta Hintsa’s insights into well-being in Good Health magazine issue 1/2022!

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