Skip to comments.Which Winter Sports are The Most Beneficial
Posted on 02/17/2018 5:13:26 PM PST by Armen Hareyan
Today is the 10th day of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Since one of the main goals of the Olympics is to popularize physical activity, here we will discuss which winter sports are considered to be the best for ones health. Check out the benefits of Skating, Curling and Snowboarding compared to skiing.
The first association most people have with the words "winter sports" are skis. Indeed, many studies show that skiing can help people to lose weight, increase their stamina, strengthen the cardiovascular system and even immunity, and improve respiratory function.
It may seem that, compared to skiing, snowboarding involves less activity. Nevertheless, it burns almost...
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Does “FReeping by the woodstove” count?
I could be a contendah!
Cross country skiing and the Biathlon.
Drinking coffee and eating grilled cheese sandwiches.
Speed skaters are pretty healthy, too. But you’re right... XC skiing.
It doesn’t get any more rigorous than ice hockey. Between the finesse, the stamina and the physical abuse, it’s a combination of skills that makes for some great exercise.
Biathlon (skiing and shooting) is pretty cool.
Have you SEEN what it’s done for that Russian honey?!
A solid martial sport.
Oh my,that made me chuckle——poor little kitty will catch cold.
I was a speed skater, wish I was a downhill skier, and am glad I wasn’t a cross-country skier.
Curling is the sport of the future.
On the bigger game you see at the Olympics, I think it takes a lot of skill. I also like those guys who broom in front of it. That is a nice thing for them to do for the guy who pushed it.
Honestly, what’s not to like about women’s biathalon. :)
No, perhaps if I did it would have been more interesting?
Downhill skiing gets you hurt below the waist. Snowboarding gets you hurt above the waist. Speed kills. Hockey gets you hurt all over. Curling causes neuron wasting disease.
Nordic skiing is pretty safe as is snowshoeing. Practical too for those of us who live in snow country.
“Surfing” Free Republic is the safest winter sport by far.
Actually curling looks like it requires a great deal of fitness...surely sweeping that broom gets the blood flowing...I’ve gone skiing only once...not much exercise there...just squat and start accelerating until you get out of control and land on your butt.
I’ve gone skating several times but never got past skating a few feet.
Figure skating. Especially when the skater’s top un-snaps.
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