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Combating Winter Depression Naturally

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Nordic skiing and its mental and physical health benefits.

The benefits of nordic skiing go far beyond the total body workout and seriously high calorie burning aerobic exercise.

It is stated that every major muscle group is used to propel the skier forward on nordic skis, including using skills you didn't know you had to balance and maintain your upright momentum... but what isn't said as frequently, is no matter what your skill level or athletic ability, or complete an utter lack thereof, nordic skiing is good for your SOUL and it's endorphin dosing impact on your body chemistry is an extra-ordinary anti-depressant.

The surprising and slightly less known fact about nordic skiing is that you will have fun and feel happy while stumbling uphill and hanging outside in the great outdoors in subzero weather, while sweating through your layers and communing with nature in piles of snow.

I've found a place where being outside in below zero degree weather is a pleasure and a joy.

You've never really been to a place like this before, cause there's really no other place quite like this....

White Grass Ski Touring Center, in Canaan Valley West Virginia, is the life blood and passion of Chip Chase and Laurie Little and a few serious founding members whose lifelong dedication has created a magical place to experience the benefits of nordic skiing.

Whitegrass Ski Touring Center

Cross country skiing, or nordic skiing, is a sport anyone can pick up at any time in their life and enjoy it, without being very good at it. As you age and the more time you spend cross country skiing the more your skill will improve and the stronger you will become. 

And the happier you will be! (Scientifically proven.)

I'd never experienced the natural high my running and biking friends swore was a real thing, but in winter in the woods, when I would typically complain of the icicles forming on my eyelashes, I find myself joyfully huffing and puffing up a mountain away from the warmth of shelter into the snow covered trees.

Turns out this experience of bliss and joy is a real and repeatable experience, of the natural high of nordic skiing, for anyone out there who dare put on a pair of cross country skis and shuffle about for long enough to get warm in the cold outdoors.

Cross country skiing is for everyone looking for an antidote for the winter blues and and all of us non-athletes seeking the natural endorphin high and full body strength of an olympian.

Where I'll be spending my weekends....

Check out Whitegrass Ski Touring Center {directions, events, and good vibes on the daily report}....

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Chloë Rain is the Founder of Explore Deeply and the Explore Deeply Movement.

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