Exercise Benefits of Roller Skating
Today, kids need help and encouragement to stay in shape and live a
healthy lifestyle. Roller skating provides a great way to exercise and kids
get to do what they like to do more than anything in the world - hang out with
friends and listen to music. Kids may not realize that while they are
socializing with their friends on skates, the activity itself is better than
running the same distance.
- Research conducted at the Universitat Konstantx concluded that moderate roller skating will increase the skater's heartbeat to 140-160 beats per minute. Pick up the pace and you'll likely top 180 beats per minute. This activity strengthens the heart muscle in order to improve blood circulation.
have shown that roller skating provides a complete aerobic workout and involves
all of the body's muscles, especially the heart.
skating is equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits and caloric
consumption, reduction of body fat, and leg strength development.
skating is recognized and recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA)
as an aerobic fitness sport.
one hour of moderate roller skating burns 330 calories for a 143-pound
person. If that same person roller skates vigorously up to 10 mph, he or she will burn
up to 600 calories in an hour.
to a study conducted at the University of Massachusetts, in-line skating causes
less than 50 percent of the impact shock to joints compared to running.
someone roller skates one day, bicycles another, and swims or runs on another,
the person will be getting all the fitness benefits that aerobics can offer.
to Dr. Carl Foster, associate professor of medicine at the University of
Wisconsin Medical School, in-line skating as a form of exercise is as
beneficial as running or cycling. (Information from International Inline
Skating Association website)
a 30-minute period, on the average, in-line skating at a steady, comfortable
rate expends 285 calories and produces a heart rate of 148 beats per minute.
(Information from International Inline Skating Association website)