Exercising in the winter months can be more stressful on the body by requiring more energy to maintain the body temperature and more taxing on the immune system. So how can we feel optimal while roaming in the mountains in snow shoes?
Make sure you are eating enough calories to avoid physical and mental fatigue. Did you know that high altitudes can even blunt your sense of taste so make sure you are eating even if you don't quite feel hungry.
Eat small meals because large meals causes the blood flow to divert from your muscles to your digestive system which can make you feel extra cold on the slopes.
Always be prepared! Winter weather can be unpredictable so make sure to bring extra food and water.
Calories burned per hour
- Snowshoeing: 500-650
- Downhill Skiing: 475-750
- Cross Country Skiing: 570-870