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Are Winter Sports Activities Best for Fitness?

A father was recently sentenced to time in prison after mistreating his daughters, and forcing them to ski to lose weight. Although this story is awful, it does raise an interesting question – can winter sports help you lose weight?

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According to sports and nutrition experts skiing and snowboarding can help you to get fit, as it increases your heart rate and helps the body burn calories. In fact, studies have shown that six hours of skiing can burn up to 3,000 calories!

Apparently the specific type, speed and gradient of skiing you choose will aid weight loss. According to experts, the faster and steeper the skiing the more fat you will burn, as your body will need to work harder to control your movements and keep your technique correct.

However, there are a few things you should always keep in mind when hitting the slopes;

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