Skating is Great After-School Exercise

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Now that the new school year is in full swing, it’s important to keep your kids active after class is over. There are lots of ways to get your kids off the couch and increase their heart rate, but at Skateland, we think an hour or two at the roller rink is the perfect solution.

Benefits of Skating as Exercise

Roller skating is a great way for kids to stay active, fit and happy. Did you know that roller skating has nearly the same fitness benefits as running but with much less stress on joints and bones? When you roller skate at a moderate pace for an hour, you burn between 300 and 600 calories.

Skating also helps increase muscle development, improve balance and increase motor skills. Other benefits of roller skating include improved mood because of the endorphins released by your brain while skating!

Fight Childhood Obesity

Regular after-school exercise can help your kids keep a healthy weight, which will create health benefits far into the future. Kids who suffer from childhood obesity are at a much higher risk for developing health issues like diabetes and heart disease as adults.

Behavioral Benefits

Making sure your kid burns off the excess physical energy they build up at school can make a huge difference in behavior. A tired kid is a good kid, and at Skateland in Bradford, MA, we specialize in making exercise fun while your little ones tire themselves out!

Want to learn more about the benefits of skating? Call Skateland or stop by during open skating hours!

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