Whenever someone mentions roller skating, I immediately imagine lots of people strolling along the sidewalks near the beach, dressed in striking-colored sports clothes and having the time of their life. But the best part of it is not just the fact that it’s a fun activity for the free-spirited, it’s the fact that besides being so cool, roller skating offers a bountiful of great health benefits for your body. Not many physical activities can brag about that, right? So yes, getting in shape has never been so much fun! These are some examples of what roller skating actually does to your body.
Put on a pair of roller skates for outdoor use and you’ll see what I’m talking about! Roller skating is a great way to release the stress and have fun at the same time. You can turn on your favorite music and go out there to explore, have fun and enjoy your free time while doing something great for your body.
Many heart associations worldwide consider roller skating as an effective exercise that strengthens the heart. If you skate everyday for an hour your heart rate will increase. For example, moderate roller skating increases the heart rate to levels starting from 140 to 160 beats per minute, while more aggressive roller skating increases the heart rate up to 180 beats per minute. This kind of exercise for the heart is really beneficial, however if you have heart problems you should see a doctor first.
This is everyone’s favorite part of roller skating! Did you know that you can easily burn between 300 and 600 calories if you skate for one hour? That means you can eat half a package of your favorite Oreos and later put on your roller skates for outdoor use and roll those calories away. Simply amazing!
We all know legs are the part of the body that benefits the most from roller skating, but did you know that you’ll strengthen up your arm muscles as well while skating in the park or on the sidewalk in your neighborhood? This occurs because the arms and the core are working out as well as you balance the body during the movement. That’s why you should always be aware of what you’re doing with your arms during the ride – they are crucial for a care-free roller skating experience.