Adding roller skating to an exercise program offers several health benefits. Skating offers an effective cardiovascular workout, endurance training, and strength training to build strong muscles in the pelvis and legs. Balance and coordination can also be improved by regular skating.
Even at moderate speeds, roller skating can provide an aerobic workout that improves cardiovascular health. According to Roller Skating International, 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.