Get Rolling for American Heart Month!

roller skating in Paulding CountyThis month is American Heart Month and we encourage you to make fitness fun! You know that regular exercise is important to keep your body healthy, but it also keeps your heart strong. When you choose fun activities to help you get fit, you are more likely to stick with them…and what’s more fun than roller skating?

At Sparkles Hiram, our roller skating rink features an excellent DJ spinning great tunes! Need more reasons to roller skate? Keep reading!

Benefits of Roller Skating

  • Skating is not a high impact exercise, which means it is easy on the joints. The fluid motion keeps it joint-friendly, so it is perfect for every member of the family; even those who have joint problems.
  • When you roller skate, you burn a lot of calories! You can burn as much as 9 or 10 calories per minute, depending upon your weight (and how intense your skating session is!).
  • Roller skating is actually a cross training exercise, which means you work your total body as well as burn calories.  It strengthens the legs, arms and core.
  • Skating can put you in a good mood, too. The fun music, spectacular lighting and social aspects all come together to make you happy!
  • Roller skating will also improve your balance and coordination. As you skate, you have to engage your core. This keeps you upright, improving your balance. Your coordination improves because you have to work your arms and legs together to keep yourself upright.
  • And of course, it’s a great exercise to strengthen the heart! The American Heart Association (or AHA) states that roller skating is a great aerobic exercise for heart health!

What better reasons to head to the skating rink?

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