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Why is skating a great exercise?

Skating is not only a fun and easy way to get fit, it’s also the perfect combination of cardio and muscle training. Here are the top reasons why skating is great for staying in shape.

Work up a sweat

Skating is a cardiovascular activity, which means that you’ll increase your heart rate and work up a sweat when you’re out there rolling.

According to studies at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, 30 minutes of skating produces at least a heart rate of 148 beats per minute, making it a perfect aerobic exercise, equivalent to running.

Good for the muscles and joints

When it comes to avoiding injuries and an excessive load on the joints, roller skating is the ideal activity compared to running, aerobics, and dancing as it is less hard on the joints.

Skating is a fluid motion that gives you the same movement as, for example, running, but without the harsh impact. Studies show that skating causes less than 50 percent of the impact shock to the joints compared to running, and many doctors recommend it to people with knee injuries.

Besides being great cardio training, skating is also a perfect way to strengthen your muscles and increase your muscle tone.

Skating involves 640+ muscles in the body and develops and tones muscles in your upper back, quads, arms, abs, glutes, hamstring muscles, and thighs. It will also improve your muscular endurance, which means that you can skate further and longer.

Freedom and fun

Forget about fees and opening hours at the gym. The beautiful thing about skating is that you can do it whenever you want. You only need a pair of skates.

Skating is fun and relaxing. In fact, it's proven that regular exercise reduces stress. You can skate your favorite spots, enjoy the weather and the surroundings. And remember, skating is a fun thing to do with others, so bring your friends along!

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