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Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skiing is one of the most complete sports as it uses lots of muscle groups in a balanced way. The body works smoothly without stress and at the desired pace, making it a less aggressive yet aerobic sport.

It involves sliding across the snow, which is not the same as walking, and moving on flat ground or gentle slopes with very light skis. It is done on closed circuits that have tracks already made. Cross-country skiing originated in Scandinavia, where it was the natural method of travel in rural areas.

There are two ways to do it; the traditional way and the newest way called skating. The traditional way involves the skier placing their skis parallel and following the tracks to support their weight first on one leg and then on the other. In skating the skis are put into a “V” shape and the motion is similar to ice skating.