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Categories: aerobic, aerobic training, anaerobic, anaerobic exercise, Daphne's California Greek, Exercise, Fitness, fitness, fitness club, healthy living, Healthy Living, Live Well, snowboarding, winter sports
Winter is officially here which means it's time to get
outdoors and head to the mountains!
It's pretty rare to find an all day workout that feels nothing like exercise, but snowboarding is one such activity that provides incredible aerobic and anaerobic training from the fresh morning powder to the last burning run.
Aerobic exercise increases your heart and respiratory rates which help your body burn calories that have been stored as fat. The constant movement in snowboarding (carving, plowing through powder, strapping in, strapping out, and even the occasional spills) increases endurance of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, and depending on terrain difficulty, the average boarder can burn anywhere from 250 to 630 calories per hour!
Anaerobic exercise focuses on the strengthening and developing of muscles. They are strenuous but don't typically raise your heart and respiratory rate.
Snowboarding is a fantastic anaerobic workout hitting nearly all of the muscles in your body from the abs, hamstrings and calves all the way down to the feet and ankles.
Final consensus? Skip the gym. Hit the slopes.