Did you know…
The Presidentʼs Council on Physical Fitness, as well as the American Heart Association, have recognized roller skating among the best overall aerobic exercises, involving all the bodyʼs muscles, including the heart. Experts agree that regular exercise is an essential part of an overall ﬁtness plan that contributes to weight loss and general health. Skating is a great way to get this recommended exercise.
- Roller skating is equivalent to jogging in terms of health beneﬁts, calorie burning, reduction of body fat and leg strength development.
- Just one hour of moderate roller skating (6 mph) burns 330 calories for a 143-pound person.
- If that same person skates vigorously (10 mph), he or she will burn up to 590 calories an hour!
- According to a study at the University of Massachusetts, skating causes less than 50 percent of the impact shock to joint compared to running Studies have shown that roller skating provides a complete aerobic workout and involves all of the body’s muscles, especially the heart.