Jogging is a favorite morning activity for many people. It is a great way to stay fit and maintain the desired body weight, be in the great shape and simply be stress free. Since running greatly affects the clarity of mind, runners are calm and positive people. The positive influence is very visible. However, running also has some negative effects on the body. The soles are in the first line of defense, but bones and joints also greatly after years of jogging. Great alternative to jogging is skating.
Have more fun
While jogging is more for loners who want to have a little time for themselves, skating is mostly performed in groups. It adds a touch of fun to this very useful and exciting activity. You will burn the same number of calories, if not more, but your bones and joints won’t suffer as much. Skateboard or skates will absorb at least half of the impact at each landing. If you think about it, this is a great way to maintain your health as long as possible, while still be able to enjoy being active and fit. You will be able to stay longer and endure more, which translates into more calories burned and better definition of muscles. Some researches show that if you skate for an hour, you may burn up to 550 calories if you add a little bit more speed to it.
Keep your heart healthy
Any activity is good for the health of the heart. There is greater blood flow and the heart rate goes up to 145 pm. Regular activity will lower the blood pressure, lower the cholesterol level and of course make you feel better. Spending time skating and enjoying a good time with friends will release oxytocin which will make your mood better and you will feel better in general. Active people are never nervous, since all the stress melts down with each minute when engaged in the favorite activity.
Many positions that skaters make tighten the core muscles and make a skater much stronger than before. It is not something to be overlooked. The goal of engaging in any sport is just that – increasing the performance of our own body. In time, you may start challenging yourself, but at first – take it slow. Let your body adjust to it.
Besides all of these general benefits, there is also one more that is more than important – coordination. Skating helps the person, especially children at a younger age, to maintain balance and improve their coordination. Each time you spend skating, you will notice that you are becoming better at coordinating your moves and learning how your body behaves. This comes handy in all kinds of situation. Not only you will have fun, but you will also notice that your performance goes one step further. Push your limits in a very interesting way and enjoy many, many benefits of skating! Find a friend that shares your passion and start enjoying together.