We all know that roller skating is a lot of fun. You can skate slow or fast, and go forward or backwards. You can even dance while you skate, too! You can skate solo or with a group of friends, holding hands or side by side. Skating to music makes the experience that much more exciting, especially when your favorite song comes on! No matter how you choose to skate, you are still probably having a great time.
But did you know that skating is also good for you? It’s true! Roller skating is a form of exercise. According to the Roller Skating Association, roller skating is equivalent to jogging in terms of burning calories and body fat.
Here are just a few ways that skating can improve your health and well-being:
- Strengthens muscles: roller skating works out your arms, abs, glutes, quads, and calves. It is truly a full body workout! When you make a point to skate a couple of times a week, or even a month, your body will grow stronger and skating will become easier.
- Improves joints: skating is a low impact form of exercising. When compared to running, skating is easier on your joints and less likely to cause joint damage. It is the perfect workout for any fitness level.
- Helps your heart: Did you know that the American Heart Association considers roller skating to be a great workout for your heart? When you skate regularly, you strengthen your heart over time!