While scrolling through TikTok, you’re bound to come across people roller skating. And while it’s super trendy now, it also happens to be an amazing workout. You’ll have so much fun that you won’t even realize you’re exercising. Here’s why you should start roller skating.
To get the wheels moving, the roller skater has to put in a lot of effort and it really gets your heart rate up, making it a great cardio workout. While it’s a low-impact exercise, you’ll build stamina, muscle, and endurance.
If you’re skating at a moderate speed, you can expect to burn around 250 calories in 30 minutes and if you’re speed skating, park skating, or dance skating, you’ll burn even more calories.
Each type of roller skating focuses on different parts of your body. Skate-park skating works your quads, hamstrings, glutes, and core, street or trail skating works your core, abs, glutes, hand hamstrings, and dance skating is a great leg workout.
Like most forms of exercise, roller skating has many mental health benefits like stress and anxiety relief, better self-esteem, and it helps with depression.