Students at Ashkar Elementary School in Hughesville were treated to two days of cross-country skiing. Brad Bubb (l), a professional cross country ski instructor, provided equipment and instruction along with Physical Education teacher Lenny Romano.
Cross-country skiing is one of the best winter cardiovascular fitness activities. Like all aerobic workouts, this sport keeps the heart pumping at an elevated rate for an extended period of time, boosts "good" HDL cholesterol and helps control blood pressure.
It also builds endurance, strengthens the spine and helps maintain normal weight for children and adults alike. In photo at left, Bubb assists sixth grade student Carly Shaner.