When you think of fitness and getting in shape, your mind probably almost immediately wanders to the well-known methods of weight loss. Going to the gym, walking, swimming, running, cycling, and yoga are most likely to be the things to come to mind. However, one popular sport to lose weight and get fitness levels up is often overlooked, and that’s roller skating.
Rollerblading can burn up to 360 calories per hour of skating at a steady pace, remember the more you skate the more the number of calories burn. Rollerblading is good in cardiovascular exercises, the ongoing demand for oxygen increases the speed and depth of respiration and makes your pump faster and harder to deliver oxygen-rich blood to your working muscles.
Just 20 to 30 minutes of additional inline skating activity each day will help your body become physically stronger and lower the risk of heart disease. It also has low impact advantages and generates up to half the impact shock to joints, ligaments and tendons that running creates.
Every time you go out roller skating you’ll notice an increase in muscle definition. Skating is a cardio exercise, but it’s so much more. Roller sports help flex and firm up a number of areas including your abs, glutes, thighs, and also calves.