3 Reasons Roller Skating is a Great Workout

Roller skating
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In the past two years or so, roller skating has absolutely exploded in popularity, with many people discovering it during the coronavirus pandemic as a fun outdoor activity that can be done safely while social distancing. It also happens to be a great workout, which is wonderful for people who no longer have access to (or don’t want to go to) a gym. Here are three reasons why roller skating is so good for your fitness.

It Works Your Heart

Roller skate outside for just a few minutes and you’ll feel how much of a cardiovascular workout it can be, especially if you’re skating at even the slightest incline. You’ll be able to keep your heart rate right around that sweet spot of 50-70% of your maximum, which offers the best aerobic benefits.

It Works Your Legs

Roller skating is one of the best ways to strengthen and sculpt your leg muscles, as it involves what is essentially endless squatting and pushing with your glutes, quads, and calves.

It’s Easy On Your Body

Unlike many other forms of cardio and leg exercise, roller skating doesn’t involve impact the way that running or jumping does. That means that it’s much easier on your body, especially if you have injuries or knee issues.