Updated: Aug 7, 2018
Roller skating one of the more fun ways to exercise and still beneficial. Roller skating offers plenty of great health benefits for your body. Allow me to point out some of the greatest benefits skating can have.
For starters, this is a calorie burner and you will feel the burn if done right. Calorie burning fluctuates on a weight basis meaning someone who weighs more will generally burn more calories if doing the same exercises as another person at the same pace. This is common for an exercise not just roller skating. Roller skating for one hour can average a burn of 300 - 600 calories. Roller skating is also a lot easier on the joints. According to a study conducted at the University of Massachusetts, skating causes less than 50 percent of the impact shock to joints compared to running. So that means, roller skating provides you with fluid motion that keeps you from damaging your joints, helping you enjoy movement similar to running to or dancing without the harsh impact. Even with being easier on the joints roller skating is still equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits and caloric consumption, reduction of body fat, and leg strength development. Skating works your legs and glutes as you power through movement, while your arms and core get a workout as you balance your body. Roller skating is known to helps build strength, especially in the muscles of the lower body which helps to prevent injuries.
According to The American Heart Association it recognizes roller skating as an effective aerobic exercise that helps strengthen the heart. According to research conducted at the Universitat Konstantx, moderate roller skating increases a skater’s heart rate to levels ranging from 140 to 160 beats per minute, while skating at top speeds can increase heart rate up to around 180 beats per minute. In addition to increasing muscle strength, roller skating can help increase muscle endurance. This means you can skate longer distances and do other intense workouts without becoming tired so quickly. That leaves roller skating as a great gate way into a more healthy active life.