Roller Skating is Good for the Body!
Roller skating is a great way to get fit, be healthy and have fun while doing it!
Studies have shown that roller skating provides a complete aerobic workout and involves all of the body’s muscles, especially the heart.
Roller skating is equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits-caloric consumption, reduction of body fat, and leg strength development.
Roller skating is recognized and recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA) as an aerobic fitness sport.
Just one hour of moderate roller skating burns 330 calories for a 143-pound person. If that same person roller skates vigorously, he or she will burn up to 590 calories in an hour.
The number of calories burned per hour while skating at 6 mph is 350 and 600 while skating at 10 mph.
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.
According to Dr. Carl Foster, associate professor of medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, skating as a form of exercise is as beneficial as running or cycling
During a 30-minute period, on the average, skating at a steady, comfortable rate expends 285 calories and produces a heart rate of 148 beats per minute.