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Sledding

A winter sport of sliding downhill over snow on a sledge

An Overview of Sledding

Sledding, sledging or sleighing is a winter sport typically carried out in a prone or seated position on a vehicle generically known as a sled (North American), a sledge (British), or a sleigh. It is the basis of three Olympic sports: luge, skeleton and bobsledding. When practised on sand, it is known as a form of sandboarding. In Russia sledges are used for maritime activities including fishing and commuting from island to island on ice.

Benefits

  • Good aerobic exercise
  • Strengthens the lower body
  • Can improve your mental health
  • Can reduce stress levels

Involvement

To get involved in sledding, all that a person needs to do is buy a sled and find a downhill slope on a snowy day

Equipment

For sledding all that is needed a sled and a snowy downhill slope

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