During the summer, the thought of working out evokes feelings of dread. No one wants to sweat it out at the gym, then sweat again the moment you step out of the building. But the more you sit around at home, the more you want to sit around. What’s the solution? Make your workout fun!
Roller-Skate for Your Health
Want to trick yourself into staying healthy? Roller-skating is great aerobic fitness, and it’s so much fun you’ll forget that it’s good for you. Skating is a simple way to distract kids from screens, bring the family together, or sneak in some exercise after work. It’s a fun social activity, a good stress-reliever, and a great way to get your heart pumping. What are the tangible health benefits of roller-skating?
- It’s recommended by the American Heart Association as a heart-strengthening exercise. Moderate skating gets your heart rate to about 140-160 beats per minute, while strenuous skating can increase your heart rate to 180.
- It works your muscles. As you might expect, skating is great for building muscles in your legs and glutes. But it’s also good for your obliques, your core, and even your arms!
- Skating burns calories. For an average-sized person, roller-skating burns 9 or 10 calories per minute. Depending on how hard you skate, you can burn between 300 and 600 calories per hour!
- It’s good for cross-training. Skating has similar health benefits to running, but unlike many cross-training sports, it’s easy on the joints. Skaters get 50% less joint impact than runners, so it’s a great way to keep up fitness and protect your body.
- It improves overall athleticism. The more you skate, the more agile, flexible, and coordinated you’ll become. That’s because skating strengthens the muscles in your legs and core. Skating is also a great way to build endurance so you can workout longer without getting tired.
Leave boring workouts behind. Get fit at Chester Skateland this summer.