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What are the health benefits of inline skating?

WHAT ARE THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF INLINE SKATING 

 

Stamina

Muscular
Endurance

Muscular
Strength

Flexibility

Balance

Weight
Control

Muscle Definition

Digestion

Sleep

Total
Score

Jogging

21

20

17

9

17

21

14

13

16

148

Bicycling

19

18

16

9

18

20

15

12

15

142

Inline Skating

18

17

15

13

20

17

14

11

15

140

Swimming

21

20

14

15

12

15

14

13

16

140

Handball

19

18

15

16

17

19

11

13

12

140

Skiing X-Country

19

19

15

14

16

17

12

12

15

139

Skiing Downhill

16

18

15

14

21

15

14

9

12

134

Basketball

19

17

15

13

16

19

13

10

12

134

Tennis

16

16

14

14

16

16

13

12

11

128

Walking

13

14

11

7

8

13

11

11

14

102

Golf

8

8

9

8

8

6

6

7

6

66

Softball

6

8

7

9

7

7

5

8

7

64

Bowling

5

5

5

7

6

5

5

7

6

51



According to medical research, Inline Skating rank in the top 3 activities that improve or maintain physical fitness and general well-being.  The medical world has declared Inline Skating better for your health than jogging.  Inline Skating at 20 MPH, a skater burns 6 calories per minute or 360 calories per hour.

 

INLINE SKATING TO STAY IN SHAPE
You can stay in shape just by Inline Skating three times a week for 2 hour sessions.  At the Forum, you can accomplish this in the climate controlled comfort of our indoor rink.
If you are over thirty-five, you should consult with your doctor to see just how much Inline Skating he/she recommends for your age group. If you are over sixty-five, it is recommended that you have a physical checkup first. Your doctor can advise you on the right amount of exercise for you.

 

INLINE SKATING FOR WEIGHT CONTROL
Regular Inline Skating not only burns about 6 calories a minute, or 360 calories an hour, but also turns fat into muscle - a double benefit.  For best result, it is recommended that you skating on a regular basis.  That's easy to do in our climate controlled facility.  Remember that the faster you skate, the more calories you'll burn.

 

A few tips on eating and skating:
- It's a good idea not to eat too much just before skating.  It's better to eat afterwards.
- eating fattening foods will just replace the calories you've just burned off
- Remember that it's a gradual process.  Check your progress after you've been skating for about a month.  A gradual improvement will be longer lasting.

 

Benefits of Inline Skating to Get in Shape
- turn flab into muscle
- easier to breath
- be able to think more clearly
- have a more positive outlook on life.
- be more physically fit (see the table above)

 

BUILDS AEROBIC EXERCISE BENEFITS
Inline skating increases your heart rate and gets your lungs working, both components in aerobic exercise. You can increase these aerobic benefits by skating on an incline, skating more vigorously, or practicing interval skating. Aerobic exercise improves the cardiovascular system, reducing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure.

 

BUILDS ANAEROBIC EXERCISE BENEFITS
Inline skating provides anaerobic benefits, such as muscle strengthening and toning. Lower body muscles, core muscles, and even the upper body muscles receive an effective workout while inline skating. From long leg strides, maintaining posture, and swinging the arms, the entire body will see the muscular benefits.

 

IMPROVES DYNAMIC BALANCE, COORDINATION, & AGILITY
Inline skating is about dynamic balance, or balance while your body is in motion. By starting with the basic inline skating skills then learning to do more advanced moves on your skates, such as skating backwards, crossover turns, inline hockey, aggressive skating, and even yoga, you can challenge your balance, coordination, and agility.

 

INCREASES CORE STRENGTH
Postural, abdominal, and back extensor muscles, get a great workout while inline skating. With each push and glide motion, the core is activated to support the whole body providing stability allowing for dynamic balance. A strong core contributes to the effortless look a practiced skater demonstrates.

 

WEIGHT LOSS AND MAINTENANCE
Inline skating at 10mph on a regular basis not only burns about 6 calories a minute, or 360 calories an hour, but also turns fat into muscle - a double benefit. Also, the faster you skate, the more calories you’ll burn per minute.

 

LOW IMPACT EXERCISE
While skating has the bone density enhancing benefits of being a weight bearing activity, the smooth push and glide motion has minimal impact on the joints.

 

INCREASES SELF-CONFIDENCE
Probably the greatest fitness benefit of all is that inline skating is fun and gives you a sense of accomplishment as you tackle new fitness challenges. There are so many great inline skate events around the country in which to participate; from races to tours to local skate nights to so much more. Get out there and have fun getting and staying fit!

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