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Carlesa Williams

Inline Skate to Burn 600 Calories Without Getting Shocked

By November 12, 2007

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The exact number of calories you’ll burn while inline skating will vary based on your weight and the level of your skating activities. But whatever size you are, you will get an areobic benefit comparable to running for the same amount of time without the shock to your joints.

Just 40 to 60 minutes of inline skating activity each day will make your body stronger, lower your risk of heart disease and burn lots of calories, too. Skating in any of the styles that don't include stunts or physical contact also has the advantage of being low impact - generating as much as half the impact shock to joints, ligaments and tendons that running creates. Inline skating is full of surprise benefits, but it's hardly ever shocking.

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November 19, 2007 at 8:15 pm
(1) cherie says:

HI there
I would support this- I love to skate since I rediscovered it 2 years ago and have found that I can do it despite my dodgy knees which ceratainly cannot stand the impact of jogging or running about.

November 26, 2007 at 6:54 pm
(2) inlineskating says:

Cheers to anyone who has re-discovered skating. I can’t say that inline skating is a “well kept secret” because there are a lot of skaters. But, a many of us who think we can’t skate for medical reasons (I have arthritis) can get a lot of benefits from the sport without hurting a thing.

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