skating is so much fun that students will enjoy increasing
cardiovascular endurance, toning muscles and developing healthy
habits for a lifetime.
aerobic benefits that are greater than stair-stepping
and almost as good as running.
calories. Up to 360 calories burned by a 150-pounder skating
for 30 minutes.
muscles, especially the hips, thighs and gluteus.
balance and agility.
a low-impact workout, producing less than half the shock
to joints that running does.
**Fitness results are from studies by the University
of Massachusetts Exercise Science Department.
Download PDF of fitness study.
ACTIVE BODIES = ACTIVE MINDS
Children who are physically active do better in school. A recent California Department of Education study showed that higher levels of fitness directly correlated with improved academic performance in math and reading for 5th, 7th and 9th graders. Download the PDF of study highlights, courtesy of PE4Life.