Don’t let the cold, dark and skies of winter dampen your mood for cardiac. Million of woman around the world skate and glide both inside and outside with the body toning sport of cross country skiing. You can feel the cool, invigorating breeze on snow covered trails, or just pretend to on an indoor ski machine. It’s all good.
Cross country skiing is a total body workout that hits major muscle groups in the upper and lower body. Imagine with every stride you will shape your shoulders, trim your thighs, chisel your abs and tighten your buns while turning your heart into a calorie-burning furnace. With a caloric burn rate hovering between 600 to 1000 calories per hour, skiing is considered the best winter aerobic exercise for increasing the metabolism and helping people lose extra pounds.
Some of fittest athletes ever measured are cross country skiers. But you don’t have to be an Olympic athlete to benefit from the cardiovascular workout that comes from sliding along a snow covered ski trail. Whatever your current fitness level, cross country skiing can increase your overall fitness and even improve your overall image.. Pushing with the pole increases strength in the mind back and posterior shoulder girdle which improves posture and good posture in sexy. More than 60 percent of cross country skiers are fitness minded women.
Getting On Track
Cross Country is considered a lifetime sport that luckily doesn’t take a life time to learn. Dressing in layers will help regulate your temperature. Also be sure to take a lesson or two at a cross country ski area to get off on the right track.
New technology in cross country skis has made equipment lightweight, easy to maneuver and provides stable, comfortable glide. Outdoor roller skis are also a fun alternative for the warm climes. Using a motion similar to rollerblading, roller skis can really pump up the calorie burn. But be careful, before you become proficient at roller skiing, be sure to start out on level ground and wear appropriate padding before you try to go down hills