All on skis
Skiing is a pretty enjoyable experience. It is good for the whole body. This sport can be classified as tempering. Ski walks strengthen the work of the heart, muscle tissue, stimulate metabolism, develop coordination of movements, skiing has a good effect on the nervous and respiratory systems.
There are several ways to ski. It depends on how much load you want to give yourself. Beginners need to walk at a slow pace, while helping themselves with sticks. A little later, speed up the pace of the walk a little. Then discard the sticks. This will not only increase the load, but also improve the coordination of movements. But the pace of movement may drop, because you will lose additional support, but as soon as you get used to their absence, the pace will recover.
Remedial walks are also helpful. By increasing and decreasing the pace of movement, you will give the body two types of load at once. A fast pace will strengthen the work of the heart muscle and reduce your weight, while a slow one will develop the respiratory system and have a beneficial effect on the nerves. For an hour of skiing, depending on the speed of movement, you can burn 300-400 kcal. For comparison: in an hour of skiing, we get rid of only 270 kcal - almost a third less.
Cross-country skiing is great for those who are overweight (even 10-15 kg or more). Unlike running, walking and aerobics, the movement is based on sliding, and even a beginner is easy to do. There is no shock load on the joints and spine, as in running and in many types of aerobics. And on any track there are slopes where you can just slide, so you willy-nilly have time to relax.
The best hours for skiing will be during the day, from 12 to 16. Twice a week is enough. Large loads are simply useless, you do not want to become a world champion in skiing, but you do it for yourself, to raise your mood, strengthen your health, and improve your well-being. Setting the period from 12 to 16 does not mean that you have to ski all this time. One hour is enough. Skiing can be measured in kilometers. 3 km are quite noticeable in terms of load and at the same time are not so heavy for the body. In this case, you will get the maximum effect from the lesson. 40 minutes or 2 km is enough for children 1-2 times a week. Older people can also be limited to this framework. There are limitations when skiing, as well as walking and running.
Contraindications include diseases of the respiratory system. At this time, it is better to stop skiing, since the frosty air will only intensify the inflammatory processes. After suffering an illness, it is better to take care of yourself a little. It is not recommended to get up on skis with flat feet, rheumatoid inflammation of the joints, weakened immunity and a number of other diseases.