We all know the importance of exercise and keeping fit, but faced with so many choices, which sport should we choose? And what is the benefit of roller skating compared to basketball, football and other popular sports? Ball sports require a certain level of core strength to protect the body against impacts. With roller skating, maintaining your balance on a flat surface is much more difficult than it sounds, especially when moving fast.
Balance is part of the body’s unconscious defence mechanism, and prevents us from falling over. However, many people experience difficulties with balancing due to age and increasingly sedentary lifestyles. Roller skating is therefore a great way to maintain your ability to balance. It is easier to teach kids to roller skate as young children are particularly quick learners. Moreover, thanks to muscle memory, it’s easy for youngsters to return to their previous level of performance after long periods without practice.
In addition, roller skating and ice skating require similar skills, so roller skaters can learn to ice skate much quicker than non-skaters.
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