Winter and cold weather means winter sports. That means sporting opportunities in the snow. It is hitting the slopes with skis or snowboards time. Taking off down the hill brings exhilaration with the wind in your face and the nature’s beauty all around you. Skiing and snowboarding have some great fitness benefits!
If you are not an active skier or snowboarder, then you need to start as a rookie. Begin with taking lessons now to learn. Each location usually has instructors that will help you gain skills and confidence in your snow abilities. Lessons are for adults, teens, and kids too!
Winter Sports Benefits
For those with some winter slopes skills, you have the potential of spending an afternoon on the hill sweating upward of 500 calories. In fact, research says that you will burn as much as you would in an hour-long intense spin class and the work on your legs is far greater than pedaling a bike.
Tackling the slopes works your balance skills. This means you are getting a full body workout that is concentrated on the legs and core for stability. Be sure you start working your squats, planks, do yoga stretches and build up to your cardio to prepare for your winter sports.
You are going to have so much fun in the snow, that you won’t even realize that you are working out!