Thursday, January 10, 2013

We all know this ...

... but it's nice to get official validation from a genuine scientific study:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/fitness/the-jaw-dropping-benefits-of-cross-country-skiing/article6747824/

Here is the gist of the article:
It’s not difficult to predict the punchline here: The skiers were in better shape than the non-skiers. But the magnitude of the differences is jaw-dropping. The results of a battery of physical tests, which will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Applied Physiology, show that the skiers had approximately twice the cardiovascular and muscular fitness of the untrained group.
"Jaw-dropping."  I like it.  But here's the part that makes me laugh:
It’s a strictly limited-time option. Come spring, you’ll be back to your usual workout routines. So ski while you can.
Somebody buy that writer some roller skis and Ozzie and I will meet him on the Centennial Trail this summer!


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