THE BENEFITS OF SKATEBOARDING

PHYSICAL HEALTH BENEFITS

Whether used as transportation, a recreational activity or part of an athlete’s dedicated ambition to learn new tricks, skateboarding is an all-round calorie burning and muscle building activity.
It’s also a lifelong lifestyle choice, as many continue to skate well into their 50s and 60s.

Skateboarding uses up far more calories than most other physical activities and, depending on the intensity of the skate, the average person will burn between 300-500 calories per hour.

If you skate every day, in a week’s time you could burn 2,100 to 3,500 calories, respectively. Because 1 pound of fat consists of 3,500 calories in stored energy, you could lose between half and 1 pound per week, depending on your activity level and metabolism.

Harvard Medical School notes that people who weigh 125, 155 and 185 pounds will burn 150, 186 and 222 calories, respectively, in just a 30-minute skateboarding session.

Skateboarding involves your feet and legs, helped by your core muscles and arms to balance, giving your body an effective full body work out, involving the core muscles on your torso, your quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus and lower legs.

The body needs a regular workout for healthy metabolism and skateboarding is one of  the best workouts it can get with the additional benefit of increased physical endurance and coordination.

Skateboarding involves a lot of constant movement and coordination between your eyes, legs, feet and arms; requiring stamina and precision. Precision and coordination are used throughout your life, and when you improve these traits, you better your ability to do all sorts of activities.

Prevention of future injuries is one of the most beneficial things that skateboarding has to offer in terms of health. When you skate, you dramatically improve your balance and learn how to avoid falling,

This is an excellent tool to have in your life. You will naturally be better able to recover from slips, trips, and stumbles and avoid falls helping you to prevent future injuries.

Skateboarding also provides the ideal crossover sport for learning and practicing other sports such as surfing, snowboarding, scootering and cycling; by developing general fitness, physical endurance, coordination and balance.

RESEARCH

Only 60 minutes of skateboarding burns 300 calories in a 125 pound person and 444 calories in a 185 pound person. If you skate every day, in a week’s time you’ll burn 2,100 and 3,108 calories, respectively. Because 1 pound of fat consists of 3,500 calories in stored energy, you could lose between half and 1 pound per week, depending on your activity level and metabolism.
livinghealthy.com
Ruth de Jauregui, 2018

The body needs a regular workout for healthy metabolism, and tedious exercises like skateboarding are probably the best workout it can get.
thrillspire.com, 2018

In just 5 minutes of skateboarding you can burn off 30 calories.
calorielab.com, 2014 

With a healthy lifestyle, we can avoid 60-70% of known illnesses.
healthfitnessrevolution.com
Samir Becic, 2014

Doing tricks on a skateboard requires some physical skill, which in turn works several muscles, including the core muscles on your torso, your quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus maximus and your lower legs. Why join a gym when you can just skateboard?
aplus.com
Steven Lerner, 2015 

Picture all the combination of tricks that you might do. There probably isn’t any other sport that offers such a variety of movement.
everskate.com, 2018

Prevention of future injuries is one of the most beneficial things that skateboarding has to offer in terms of health. When you skate, you learn how to avoid falling (if possible). This is an excellent tool to have in your life. You’ll reduce the chance of freak accidents. You’ll naturally be more able to recover from slips, trips, and stumbles and avoid falling on your face.
everskate.com, 2018

Skateboarding involves a lot of coordination between your eyes, legs, feet and arms. The more you skate, the better you’ll get at this. Precision and coordination are used throughout your life, whether you skateboard or not. When you improve these traits, you better your ability to do all sorts of different things from driving to climbing to multitasking.
everskate.com, 2018

Skateboarding teaches endurance. Skateboarding wears us out, beats us up, but we still do it as long as we can. And the more we do it, the more we’re able to do it. So why does this happen in skateboarding far more than in other sports? Why do we skate more in one day than people do other sports in a whole week? That one’s easy. It’s just more fun.
everskate.com, 2018

Skateboarding involves a lot of coordination between your eyes, legs, feet and arms. The more you skate, the better you’ll get at this. Precision and coordination are used throughout your life, whether you skate or not.
healthfitnessrevolution.com
Samir Becic, 2014

Skateboarding skills transfer to other sports including surfing, snowboarding and many more. A person can help keep their skills sharp and fitness levels up by simply riding a skateboard.
healthfitnessrevolution.com
Samir Becic, 2014

Skateboarding, whether used as a means of transportation, a recreational activity or as part of an athlete’s dedicated ambition to learn new tricks, is an all-around calorie burning and muscle building activity. It’s also a lifelong activity, as many skateboarders continue to enjoy the sport into their 50s and 60s.
livinghealthy.com
Ruth de Jauregui, 2018

Skateboarding is definitely linked with the urban environment and becomes a great way to explore it. As you switch between streets, sidewalks, or parks, there is no other means of transport more suited for the unpredictability you will find while cruising around the city.
boardblazers.com
Yogin Patel, 2015

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