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8 Fitness Facts

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  1. Roller Skating works most muscle groups, including glutes, quads, abs, calves and arms.
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  2. 30 minutes of roller skating produces a heart rate of at least 148 beats per minute.
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  3. Roller skating stresses joints 50% less than running.
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  4. Skating is actually safer than playgrounds, bicycling, basketball, baseball and football.
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  5. Active people save $500 a year in medical costs. That’s $2K for a family of four.
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  6. You could be burning 600 calories by going 10 mph on skates.
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  7. The President’s Council on Physical Fitness recommends that youth ages 6 – 17 exercise 30 minutes or more at least 5 days per week. The American Heart Association lists roller skating as one of the best aerobic exercises.
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  8. Did you know that some of the biggest celebrities roller skate?
    Here are just a few…

  • Beyoncé
  • Justin Bieber
  • Ludacris
  • Alicia Keys
  • Willow Smith
  • The Obama Family
  • Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale
  • Kiernan Shipka
  • Katy Perry
  • Lauren Conrad
  • Kate Middleton
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Taylor Swift
  • Demi Lovato
  • Sarah Hyland
  • Jussie Smollett

 

*Adapted from a brochure created by Roller Skating Association.

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