Healthy Benefits

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Who said exercise has to be boring? Finding a physical activity that you enjoy will not only help motivate you to do the activity in the first place but to also turn it into a habit.

Health Benefits of Roller Skating

Roller skating is a great way to beat an inactive lifestyle while being social. It’s also great for all ages and skill levels and can be done while belting out your favourite songs. Think these are the only perks of inline skating? We’re happy to inform you that there are many more.

Calorie Burner

One hour of moderate skating burns between 330 and 600 calories. Yes, you read that right. Burn calories while toning your hips, thighs, and buttocks. The aerobic workout you get from skating also helps to strengthen your heart. Challenge yourself when your favourite chorus comes on to switch up your pace and get your heart pumping just as much as your legs.

Coordinated Effort

Roller skating requires a movement similar to that when jogging and so also involves your core and arms. A steady core helps you to stay upright and propelling yourself forward requires the combination of your arms and legs working together. Skating is a full body workout that improves arm and leg coordination.

Low Impact (skill dependent)

Inline skating is considered to be a low impact sport as it puts 50% less shock on your joints than running. Since the sport is softer on your joints, you’ll be able to go for hours, burning calories. Just make sure you use your core for balance and perhaps stay close to the wall to avoid the thunk of knees or elbows on the rink floor until you get the hang of it.

Social Butterfly

Have fun, exercise and be social. Skating brings people together whether it be to meet new people, old friends or family. The roller rink is a great place to enjoy the company of others while listening to your favorite music and playing a variety of games.

Overall Benefits of Physical Activity

Besides building strength and aerobic fitness, regular exercise relieves stress, provides motivation, promotes relaxation, and facilitates sleep. It also reduces the risk of heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes, and high blood pressure.

We encourage you to pick up a pair of roller skates instead of your TV remote, video game controller or phone and find out why skating is the perfect all-around sport. Don’t believe us? Come skating today, just for the “health of it”.