Benefits of Snowshoeing
Of course we love snowshoeing in the Sierra's because of its breathtaking views, but snowshoeing is also great for getting out and getting active. Snowshoeing is an easy and fun activity that gets you outside, moving, and warm.
For health and fitness benefits, snowshoeing is great for adventurers of all ages and athletic abilities. In fact, you can burn more calories snowshoeing than you can walking, running or cross country skiing. According to studies by Ball State University and University of Vermont, you can burn between 420-1000 calories per hour snowshoeing. These numbers are based on the pace, terrain and depth of snow.
Saying goodbye to "leg day" at the gym, snowshoeing requires you to lift your legs higher when walking making is a great muscle building activity. Beyond the muscle toning tips, snowshoeing is a low impact sport that is easy on your knees
Not to discourage those looking for a leisurely snowshoe, we like to always say, 'if you can walk, you can snowshoe.' Possibly the greatest advantage to snowshoeing being that those of all ages can enjoy, why not bring out the entire family for a trek through the snowy woods.
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