It is nothing new to see thousands of people chatting, blogging and posting about their healthy habits during the month of January. These usually entail some sort of dietary changes and a membership to the local gym. Unfortunately when February comes around, many of these determined people have lost their momentum and slide back into their old, inactive habits. However, if these folks decide to visit Deptford Skating and Fun Center instead, we bet their enthusiasm to be active will stay up all year long!
How many times has one of your friend’s or family member said that they hate going to the gym? Many resolutioners who hit the gym in January miss the mark by not choosing a physical activity that is fun and engaging. Roller skating could be the perfect alternative!
- Endurance – Roller skating can increase your muscle endurance, meaning you’ll be able to work your muscles for longer and longer with continued practice. It also means you can skate longer without losing your breath!
- Strength – The lower body (thigh, butt, hip and calf muscles) gets a fabulous workout on skates. Every movement relies on your lower body to balance and propel forward, helping to tone you up as you roll! For your upper body, add some hand weights or simple arm movements.
- Aerobic – This type of exercise is important for oxygen disbursement into the cardiovascular system. While most speeds, slow or fast, create an aerobic workout, skating speeds of 10 mph or more actually equal the aerobic effects of running! Skating is low-impact compared to running, which only adds to the benefits (your joints will thank you).
Another benefit of roller skating for your health is that of weight loss. No matter what exercise you choose, any extra movement you add to your regular lifestyle (and follow consistently) will burn calories resulting in some shedding of pounds. Are you ready to roll that scale down this year at Deptford Skating?