Summer is coming and you can make the best of it if you plan now to make sure your kids participate in healthy indoor activities. When deciding which kind of activities will capture your kids attention this summer, don’t forget roller skating. Aside from being fun and social, (especially our Summer Skate Camp!), skating has many health benefits.
Improve Your Health (the Fun Way)
Aerobically, putting on a pair of skates and racing around the rink provides the same benefits as running. Skating is also the equal of running when it comes to building lower body strength. But the impact on your joints is far less. Experts estimate that skating only has 50% of the impact on joints as running or jogging.
Skating is an excellent cross-training sport as well. Use skating as part of your overall routine in order to maintain general fitness and better prepare for a variety of individual and team sports. Many people use skating as part of program to lose or control weight. Skating burns calories as well as almost any other cardiovascular activity. In addition, the strength building benefit produces more muscle mass, which increases metabolic rate.
Building endurance is also something that can be done by regular roller skating or attending summer family skate sessions. Reduced stress and increased happiness are also very much part of the skating experience.
If you want to provide these benefits for your children as well, consider a skating camp this summer. Along with the health benefits of skating, a skating camp provides benefits to your child’s mental health as well.
Want to learn more? Call Carousel Skate Center in Wichita, KS.