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Postby coinning » Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:47 am

Downhill skiing is one of the most popular winter sports in the country. Every year , almost seven million Americans hit the ski slopes. This dwarfs by a factor of three other winter sports such as cross country skiing and ice hockey. Only the ever increasing in popularity sport of snowboarding comes close with a little over six million snowboarders in the country.

Skiing is a great all around exercise. It's excellent for strengthening the upper leg muscles such as the thigh as well as the lower calf. A season of skiing will strengthen the shoulders and back and will help to trim your stomach. Skiing is also excellent aerobically. Experts estimate that an adult skiing with moderate effort, will burn anywhere from 300 to 500 calories an hour.

But in addition to its exercise benefits, Alpine skiing is also an exhilarating sport. Nothing quite compares to it. Olympic caliber skiers can top 80 miles per hour. But for a novice, even skiing at 5 miles per hours is a thrill.

So what are the dressing basics for alpine skiing? There are six essentials that every beginner should start with:

UV Rated Goggles or sunglasses - No, these are not just for style , although stylish sunglasses are always cool. You need sunglasses or goggles with a good UV protection rating. UV light can do real damage to the eyes ranging from simple sunblindness to major cataract problems. The best UV rated sunglasses are 100% UV protective and most are relatively inexpensive.

Hat - You can lose up to 80% of your body heat through your head. Most heat, as we know by now, escapes through the head. A good ski hat will keep you warm, even in the coldest of temperatures. Some of the nicer hats will even have ear protection.

Sunscreen - Skiing is a fun sport and you can easily spend an entire day on the slopes and in the sun without realizing it. Sunscreen serves the same purpose on a ski slope as it does on a beach. On an especially bright and sunny day, you can get a sunburn in as little as 20 minutes. A good sunscreen will protect you from the sun's UV radiation and from sunburn.

Gloves or mittens - to keep hands warm. If you want the best , you can pay well over $100 for a good pair of ski gloves. You'll want gloves that breathe well, are flexible, with some water proofing, and that are warm. Mittens are generally warmer than gloves, but gloves are more stylish and will do fine in most cases. Pick whichever you are more comfortable with.

Jacket and pants - to keep warm and protect you from hypothermia. The main feature you want in a ski jacket and pants is that they are water proof. This usually means that you want ones with a good polytetrafluoro-ethylene or PTFE membrane. PTFE is often laminated to nylon and polyester materials giving them excellent water protection but still allowing them to breathe. Of course , you will want jackets and pants that are warm and stylish also.

These are the minimalist clothing basics that every skier should have in order to have the best experience possible on the mountains.
When your best friend, sister, or daughter is pregnant, you might be the lucky (or slightly stressed out) one asked to throw her baby shower. This can be a daunting task, especially when the guest list can include everyone from the crazy college roommate to the eighty year old grandmother. With this variety in guests and interests , it is a good idea to have a multitude of games which are fun and lighthearted, and easy for anyone to play. Having games prepared in advance will also keep the conversation flowing and ensure that everyone is having a good time, leaving you time to relax and enjoy the party. Choose a few of your favorites from the list of games, and you can be sure the party will be a hit!

This is one of my favorite ideas, as it is a craft that can be done on the side while another game is being played. Set up a craft table on the side and stock it with enough basic white one piece snapup so that every guest can have one. Using fabric paint , have each guest decorate it in any way they choose. This is fun and relaxing, and many people enjoy it since they get to be creative! To help with the painting process, slip the snapup over a piece of cardboard. This ensures that the paint will not bleed and it makes it easier to draw on. This is a craft that will get everyone talking and can go on throughout the entire shower!

This game is super fun, and one of my favorite ways to get a baby shower going. Buy eight jars of baby food and remove the labels. With a sharpie, number each jar 1 8 (on the lid or with a sticker , whatever you prefer). Pass out a spoon, pen, and a small piece of paper to each person at the party and have them number their paper from one to eight. Now, let the fun begin! Each guest tastes every jar of baby food and must write down what type of food it is. At the end, see who got the most correct and award them with a prize. This will definitely get the conversation rolling and break the ice!

This game requires a little planning ahead by asking each guest to bring a baby picture of themselves to the shower. When they arrive , collect all the pictures and tape them to a poster board. From here, the game can be played in two ways. One, have the mom to be guess who each picture is. Or, have all the guests guess, either taking turns or shouting out answers. It is always fun to take a walk down memory lane , and this game will get everyone talking!

This game is sure to get everyone giggling. The object of the game is to guess the circumference of the mom to be s belly. Purchase a ball of yarn and pass it around to each guest, having them cut off a piece of yarn which they think equals the size of the expectant mother s. Cheap Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Free Shipping Cheap College Basketball Jerseys Cheap MLB Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Online Cheap NCAA Hockey Jerseys Cheap NBA Jerseys From China Wholesale NHL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China
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