Let’s face it – whether or not you ski or snowboard, they are pretty cool and down-to-earth sports.
What better thing is there to do in the winter than to sled, standing up, down a snowy white mountain? That’s what we think, anyways.
But here’s the thing: skiing and snowboarding actually have more benefits than being ‘cool’. Here’s what we came up with.
Skiing and snowboarding give you the fresh air you need.
In the winter, we all can’t help but to stay indoors a majority of the time. We go outside to get to work, school, and the grocery store. Other than that, you’re probably choosing to stay inside the walls of your cozy home.
However, fresh air is good for you. It can help clear your mind and refresh your lungs. Snowboarding, skiing, and other winter sports give you an excuse to go outside and get that fresh air.
Skiing and snowboarding can help with restlessness.
Winter seems to just come and envelope us all, whether we want it or not. The fluffy snow and cold air can be exciting, but they can also contribute to restlessness. If you are forced to stay inside all day by bad weather, you’re going to get antsy. That’s just how it goes. Skiing and snowboarding can alleviate that restlessness. You not only have something to do, but something that’s much different from your daily activities. When you get up, work out, and go to work, it can become very routine. Careening down that mountain slope is never really a routine. It’s different every time, and can cure boredom. (If you get bored while on the slopes, try challenging yourself. Pick up your pace or try a black diamond trail.)
It’s a great bonding activity.
Find or make some friends who also enjoy winter sports. It can be a lot of fun to speed down the mountain with friends, laughing and challenging each other.
The ski lift or lounge are good places to make friends if none of your current friends are so inclined as to have the awesome benefits of knowing how to ski or snowboard.
You can tone muscles while having fun.
Fortunately for your fitness goals, winter sports are great calorie burners. You definitely don’t gain calories by curving down the mountain, churning the snow out behind you.
Skiers’ calves and snowboarders’ abs will be happy, hard-working muscles.
It’s Instagram worthy.
Your Instagram-feed can probably use some sprucing up. Snap some photos while you’re hitting the slopes and improve the aesthetic of your social media feed.
Additionally, it’s always pretty nice to have photos of your ski and snowboard adventures.
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About the Author
Lauren Kutschke is a freelance content writer and social media manager. She loves to hike, ski and spend time with her husband and dog. Lauren has a passion for photography and is currently learning German.
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