30 million. That’s how many people in the United States have diabetes.
86 million. That’s how many Americans have prediabetes, putting them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes.
$245 billion. That’s the financial toll diabetes has taken on the United States.
Those numbers are staggering, but why are we discussing them on a skating rink blog? Don’t worry, we have a reason! Roller skating could just be one of the most fun ways to prevent or manage diabetes.
In addition to the many other benefits of regular exercise, it also help regulate blood glucose, which is a key concern both in preventing and and managing diabetes. Whether you have a family history of the disease and and want to cut down on your risk, or you have already been diagnosed and are doing all you can to maintain a healthy lifestyle and manage your diabetes, roller skating is a great way to add more physical activity to your life.
Two and a half hours of roller skating can burn 1,200 calories! Skating is a great cardiovascular workout that is also low-impact, making it easier on your joints. It also tones muscles, especially your quads, hamstrings, and glutes.
At Sparkles Kennesaw, we make roller skating fun and affordable, so you and your family can enjoy it on a regular basis. In addition to our awesome events, you can also save by joining our e-club for exclusive offers!
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