Roller skating is a fun way to exercise! But, did you know that it’s more than just an entertaining activity? It has incredible health benefits. From boosting your emotional health to burning calories, this activity can be labeled a workout and social activity. Consider the following health benefits of roller skating:
Boosts Your Emotional Health
When doctors talk to you about your health-related quality of life, they are likely referring to your physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s important to take steps to boost each of these elements, but did you know that roller skating is great for your emotional health? When you skate, you are exercising; and, when you exercise, you are releasing “feel-good” hormones in your brain called endorphins. They actually make you happy. It’s no wonder you leave the roller skating rink full of joy!
Burns Calories & Increases Endurance
Have you heard the recent saying, “sitting is the new smoking”? It means that sitting for long periods of time is very unhealthy for you. But, many jobs in America require people to sit for eight hours a day, five days a week. It’s difficult to burn calories by sitting 40 hours a week. But, with roller skating, you can burn calories at a rate of 600 calories an hour. Additionally, when you skate, you are increasing your endurance levels and you are more prepared to try cool skating tricks.
Strengthens the Heart
February may be Heart Health Month, but we should be monitoring our heart health all year long. According to The Heart Health Foundation, “Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.” Fortunately, heart disease can be prevented! And, yes, you guessed it … with roller skating! Skating for at least 30 minutes can increase your heart rate to roughly 150 beats per minute.
Head over to Skate World Pasadena right now for hours of endless fun! Check out our schedule, grab some friends or family members, and start skating!