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Skiing

What are the benefits of Skiing?

Skiing is a great activity. It tones your entire body while providing an excellent cardiovascular workout; it strengthens your heart muscle and improves delivery of oxygen to muscles.

Before you head out on the slopes you should do some warm up exercises and a lot of stretching. Do your stretching before and after skiing to minimize the pain.

Skiing is a physically demanding sport that could result in serious injury. We recommend that you seek proper training and equipment before attempting to ski.

Ski Sickness

The lack of oxygen in higher altitudes may cause you have 'ski sickness'. Ski sickness is characterized by headaches, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, and vomiting.

Skiers coming from sea level locations should allow time for their bodies to adjust before going to the higher peaks.

Skiing Equipment

There is a lot of equipment that is needed for skiing. You'll also have to buy a lift ticket each time you go out to ski. But once you start skiing, you enjoy the workout so much that the money you spend won't matter.

Check out our skiing gear guide for more information on gear you might need or want.

Learning How To Ski

When learning how to ski, you should probably take a class with an instructor on the bunny slope. At most ski resorts, the prices of the classes are reasonable and they are held everyday. A bunny slope is a small slope on a mountain used by people who are just learning how to ski. The bunny slope is also called a beginner slope and nursery slope.

When you learning how to ski, one of the most important things you will need to is how to stop. There are a few ways to stop, but the easiest way for a beginner is called the snow plow. The snow plow can be performed by pointing your feet towards each other and put weight on the insoles of your feet.

Cautions

If you are learning how to ski as part of an exercise program, check with a doctor before beginning your exercise program.

Don't overdo it. If you feel tired then stop.

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