Fitness is important, we all know it. You go to the gym, you have the videos. But sometimes you reach a stalemate, a plateau. How do you get past that? How do you get to become fitter, more in shape, or lose those last few pounds?
As Ace Fitness discusses: Many of the body’s physiological systems (e.g., the muscular system) adapt to an exercise program within approximately six to eight weeks. If you do not modify your exercise routine, you reach a plateau because your body has adapted to the repetitive training stimulus.
This means you cannot always do the same thing, in the same way and expect to see improvement, you have to add something, do something different.
It can also result in boredom, if you are bored, sometimes it makes it harder to get off the couch or to make that stop before you head home from work to get in your workout.
Why not spice it up? Keeping fitness fun is a great idea, why dread it when you can look forward to it?!
It can be done indoors at the roller rink (with lovely AC, and depending on your preference of music lovely background music). Or you can take your adventure outdoors. Many bike or walking trails are paved making them a great location for your skating pleasure. If not, a quiet street or sidewalk can be a great way to get outdoors, get some fresh air and enjoy your roller skates. Before you head outside make sure to check out our tips on Outdoor Skating.
That is not the only reason for choosing to roller skate as a form of exercise, it is also a gentler form of exercise than other options. It is a lot easier on your joints than many other forms of excersice, while having MANY benefits.
“…the aerobic workout provided by roller skating equals that provided by running once your speed reaches 10 mph or more. Skating also causes less stress to the joints than running. Skating’s low-impact quality also allows people with joint injuries or chronic joint problems to enjoy a fun and thorough aerobic workout.” (From LiveStrong.com)
Have we convinced you yet? Great, now go get roller skating!