The month of May is designated as National Physical Fitness & Sports Month by the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.
Their physical fitness campaign encourages daily physical activity for youth and adults.
The Need for Exercise
Our youth ages, 6 to 17, need at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity every day. Overweight or obese children are likely to carry their weight into adulthood. Therefore, they are more likely to face health problems such as diabetes and heart disease at a younger age.
Adults would benefit greatly from at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity weekly. Being physically active improves heart health, helps maintain body weight, develops strong bones and muscles, improves blood circulation, gives a boost to your mental health, and lowers the risk of anxiety and depression.
Road Blocks to Exercise
Today’s digital presence distracts many youth and adults from participating in physical activity that is beneficial for good health and well being. Many families fail to schedule a daily or weekly time for any form of exercise or physical activity.
Let’s Talk Roller Skating Fitness Facts
Skating at a consistent pace for an hour can burn anywhere from 300 up to 600 calories. A skater will build hip and thigh muscles from skating on a regular basis. The fluid movement of skating offers less stress to our joints than running or jogging.
Roller skating provides both strength training and aerobic exercise which the American Diabetes Association recommends to help manage and prevent diabetes. Building stronger bones and muscles provide better balance and coordination. The American Heart Association recognizes roller skating as offering cardiovascular benefits by raising the heart rate and strengthening the heart.
Another roller skating fitness fact has to do with mental health. Did you know that roller skating can help to minimimize stress levels? While skating for fun or exercise, the body may release endomorphies which are called happy hormones. A relaxed feeling, as well as a boosted mood, will benefit most folks who skate regularly.
Celebrate with Us
Sky-Vue Skateland will participate in the 2021 campaign #moveinmay. Sky-Vue Skateland membership holders will receive 2-for-1 weekend offers for every weekend of May. That benefit permits any member to pay Friday night’s admission and return on Saturday evening with free admission.
Another offer is our Family Fun Pack. A family of 4 (including one adult) receives a discounted rate for any Friday or Saturday skating session. The special rate is $40.00, which includes skate rental.
Join our campaign in May and get your family moving. Roller skating is fun for the whole family. Sky-Vue Skateland offers open skating sessions in May on Friday and Saturday evenings, 7:00-10:00 pm.
Mr. Jim is 70 years young. He skates several sessions each week.