The Beginner’s Guide to Cross-Country Skiing

 © Jordi Rulló / Stocksy United

© Jordi Rulló / Stocksy United

You don’t need to love extreme sports—or even go far from home—to have an Olympics-style winter adventure.

Cross-country skiing, also called Nordic skiing, is a full-body aerobic workout that rivals cycling, downhill skiing and swimming in its cardiovascular- and endorphin-boosting abilities, says Catherine Braden, D.P.T., a physical therapist at the UW Medicine Sports Medicine Center at Husky Stadium. 

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