Here’s why you should start rollerblading again – now!

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Get your skates on for a fun ride that will help you lose calories, get fit and fast forward you to great pins and a sexy butt.

 

Remember when you were younger and rollerblading was a part of growing up and having fun? Well, there’s no reason why you should trade in your rollerblades for the treadmill now. You can still rollerblade your way to major calorie burn and a toner butt and have fun while you’re at it.

Here are six reasons why you need to start making rollerblading your ‘thing’ again. All we can say is… we want seventies roller disco back!

Lose calories – fast

To put into perspective, a 120lbs person can burn an average of 85 to 100 calories in just 15 minutes of rollerblading fun.

Sculpt your lower zone

160715-rollerblading3-shutterstock The natural side-to-side motion that happens when you rollerblade is ideal for trimming, toning and shaping up those pins.

The natural side-to-side motion that happens when you rollerblade is ideal for trimming, toning and shaping up those pins. It also builds up muscles, strengthening your quads and lifting your glutes for a perkier, sexier butt.

Improve your flexibility

Keeping an upright position while you rollerblade requires a great deal of muscle movement for balance and coordination. This enhances flexibility and indirectly improves your posture and stance when you walk.

Increase respiratory endurance

Because rollerblading is a fun sport and does not feel like a workout, our psychological endurance is stretched to a wider capacity. This in turn improves your physical endurance and keeps your stamina up.

Lessen physical impact

160715-rollerblading-shutterstock Rollerblading is easier on your joints, ligaments and tendons and it gives you much-needed mental quiet time, so get your skates on!

As compared to other cardio exercises, rollerblading places lesser impact on the joints, ligaments and tendons, so you’re less likely to cause long-term damage.

Clearer, freer mind

Left, right… left, right… The repetitive movement when you blade allows you to concentrate and clear your mind of any noise. It gives you your much-needed mental quiet time, especially when you are rollerblading at scenic locations.

There you have it, working out just got a lot more fun! Just don’t forget your skating helmet, knee and elbow pads, and wrist guards especially if you are a beginner.

Were you a fan of rollerblading? Will you start again? Share with us by commenting below!

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