We had quite a snow storm today. When it winds down later this evening the storm will have dropped a foot of snow. Usually a storm this big means a snow day. So.....this afternoon dressed for the weather, I decided it was a good day to use my new snowshoes. It was cold, snowy and a lot of fun. You can feel you muscles working almost immediately and I loved it. Snowshoeing is a great cold weather activity. I wish I had tried it years ago. Here is some information on the benefits of snowshoeing from the Tubbs brand snowshoe website.
Snowshoeing improves your coordination, balance and endurance, so you’ll become a more fit walker. Here are the benefits of snowshoeing for walkers: • Enhanced total body strength, which boosts energy and endurance • Tone hip flexors, thigh muscles, and butt, due to the lifting motion involved in every step forward • Improved arm strength as a result of the swaying you’ll do to propel yourself forward, with or without snowshoe poles
My hips are hurting already!
From Beyond My Kitchen Window