By Victoria Wallace, Jan 14 2015 10:21PM
Roller skating is a fantastic activity to burn calories and lose weight because roller skating is both a lot of fun and an aerobic activity.
It is aerobic activities, after all, like running and swimming, that are famous for burning large amounts of calories in a short amount of time. But activities like running aren’t a lot of fun for most people, and many force themselves to do it only to quit a month or two later because it’s so unenjoyable.
Roller skating is great, then, because it is both aerobic and a lot of fun. The amount of calories burned roller skating isn’t quite as large as the amount of calories burned running, however, but running isn’t fun either.
t’s this balance between fun and calorie burning that makes weight loss possible, because weight loss doesn’t happen over a week, but over months and years.
The amount of calories burned roller skating will vary, much as any aerobic activity, based on how much you weigh.
All data is from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
• 130 pounds: 413 calories burned per hour
• 155 pounds: 493 calories burned per hour
• 180 pounds: 572 calories burned per hour
• 205 pounds: 651 calories burned per hour
So you can see that 2 hours skating per week will burn over 800 calories. Now you can join us at the pub for a pint of cider after skating, guilt free!