The American College of Sports Medicine has deemed September as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Statistics show that approximately 20 to 30% children in the United States are overweight. Read this article here…
We want the best for our children and one solution to the obesity problem is to ramp up their level of physical activity with something they love to do. This is where roller skating can play a big part in their weekly activity level and help foster a love of exercise. Roller skating provides not only cardio workouts but can burn up to 600 calories per hour. Skating to their favorite songs and videos adds to the mix and before too long, they are too busy having fun to realize they are actually exercising.
Roller Skating is endorsed American Heart Association and the President’s Council on Fitness. While we might be a bit biased, we have seen amazing things happen when parents bring their children to skate twice a week. They slim down and tone up. They develop balance skills that carry forward into any sport they play in the future and when you consider that most ice skating Olympians like Chad Hedrick and Apolo Ohno along with Tara Lipinski started out roller skating shows us what a benefit the sport of roller skating is to so many.
KidsSkateFree.com is a nationwide program that offers free roller skating twice a week for free. Orbit Skate Center was one of the first roller rinks to jump on this program because we believe that healthy, fit and happy kids do better in school and enjoy a lifetime of fitness. Registration is free, just click here to join kidsskatefree.com and get your kids rolling into good health and a healthy weight.