When you hear the phrase “aerobic exercise” what do you immediately picture in your head? I picture an elderly woman in a pool with foam weights, a flowered swim cap, aqua socks and ear plugs. Today aerobic exercising includes a number of different activities and sports.
As a little refresher, an aerobic exercise is one that works on the strengthening of your heart and lungs and improving the body’s utilization of oxygen. Examples of everyday aerobic exercises include walking, running, cycling or spinning, tennis, skating dancing and many more.
As mentioned above, roller skating is a great aerobic exercise. If you are a skater wanting to improve skate stamina or just want to take up roller skating as a hobby or exercise, we have a few different ideas to help improve your aerobic endurance. For our new skaters, we have skate lessons available weekly at Chester. For our experienced skaters that want to practice and improve, check out our schedule for open skates, late night skates and more.
First way to improve your aerobic endurance would be a combination of walking and running in increments. As your strength and endurance builds, increase your run time and overall time. Another option is to rotate between different aerobic exercises. By switching your training method you will work different muscles as well as challenge your heart, lungs, and body in differently each day. By switching it up, your body will not be able to get used to or comfortable in a certain workout.
Whether you are running, walking or roller skating aerobic exercise is crucial to maintain heart health throughout your life. We have attached a graphic below with some awesome facts about roller skating and its health benefits. This graphic will make you reconsider using roller skating as an exercise instead of just a hobby.