It’s National Roller Skating Month! Of course we’re excited to celebrate at Skate World Deer Park, where we love roller skating more than anything else. Skating isn’t just fun, it’s also good for you! Check out some of the health benefits of roller skating:
- Calorie Burning. Skating at a moderate pace for half an hour can burn around 250 calories! That’s comparable to jogging, with much less stress on your joints. Your knees and hips will thank you for taking the easy way for them.
- Cardio. Just like running, jogging, or swimming, roller skating is great cardio exercise. It strengthens your lungs, your heart, and your cardiovascular system, which means these organs don’t have to work as hard the rest of the time.
- Muscles. Skating obviously strengthens the muscles in your legs. But think about it–you also use your arms for balance, and the very important muscles in your abdomen, sides, and back, also known as your core. The core is responsible for posture; having a strong core can even help to treat or prevent back pain.
- The Brain! That’s right, skating isn’t just good for your body. Exercise has been shown to help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression. Learning a new skill will keep your mind sharp, and studies suggest it can help stave off dementia.
With so many health benefits, what are you waiting for? Bring your families and friends and join us for open skate sessions or lessons to celebrate National Roller Skating Month at Skate World Deer Park!