As we recently mentioned, roller skating is a great way to stick to your New Year’s resolution to exercise more! But how can roller skating on a regular basis help you get more fit? There are a few ways, including:
- Burning more calories– Around 600 per hour! Compare that to the number of calories a 132-lb woman burns from walking for 30-minutes (135) and it’s easy to see that roller skating makes an efficient (and fun!) exercise.
- Strengthening your core– If you pay attention to the fitness world at all, you’ve probably heard of the importance of “strengthening your core.” What this basically means is strengthening your abdominal muscles. Roller skating forces you to engage all of those abdominal and back muscles in order to balance. When those muscles get stronger, they can help your posture and prevent back pain.
- Keeping you interested- One of the hardest parts of sticking to any exercise regimen for a long time is staying interested. So often, the workouts come to seem like a chore, which makes it hard to keep it up for the long haul. But when it comes to making exercise fun, you really can’t beat roller skating! Listen to great music, enjoy the atmosphere, and skate enough to work up your heart rate. It’s sure to be one of the most fun workouts you’ve ever had.
If you’re looking for a great skating rink near Dallas, you’re in luck! Visit us at InterSkate Roller Rink in Lewisville, Texas for affordable, healthy fun.
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