It’s very important to spend at least 30 minutes each day of exercise for our overall health. Sadly, too many children and adults simply don’t get it done. There is a common problem in our society – we view exercising as something we are forced to do rather than something we want to do. The way to change that mindset is to find forms of exercise that you enjoy taking part in. Then you will want to do them instead of trying to make up excuses not to fit it into your daily routine.
Skateboarding is a great way to exercise while having fun. In fact, you will likely want to do it for more than 30 minutes a day. It is going to become something you eagerly want to do as soon as you can. It won’t be a form of exercise that you put off and then get upset at yourself when you go to bed because you didn’t do it at all. Staying fit and healthy means you get your body moving. Yet you can do so with a sport like skateboarding where it is fun and not work for you.
When you skateboard, your leg muscles are going to get a workout. Moreover, many of the muscles in your back, chest, and arms will also be used. It really depends on the types of movements you take part in on your skateboard. You will definitely be burning energy which means you will be burning calories and fat as you skateboard. Since we live in a world where obesity is an epidemic for all age groups, this is something you definitely want to be able to benefit from.
Now you may be saying that you can only skateboard during certain times of the year due to the weather. This may be true, but you can also find indoor skateboarding areas. Find out what it would take for your local recreational department to consider one if you don’t have a locally indoor skateboarding area. If that isn’t an option then skateboard when you can and also have other types of exercises in mind you can do when the weather doesn’t make this one possible.
Your body will benefit from the fresh air when you are skateboarding outdoors. This is a great way to cleanse your body and to remove toxins that build up. Fresh air is very powerful when it comes to helping our immune systems. This is just one more way that the sport of skateboarding can be very good for your overall health.
Not only will your body look and feel better when you skateboard, but your skills with this sport will continue to improve as well. You may get to the point where you can take part in competitions or you can teach other people how to do it as well. These types of activities can help improve your mental well being as well. Too many people don’t realize just how important that is. Yet when your physical health and mental health are out of sync you won’t be performing at your best in anything you do on a given day.
If you have thought for a long time that exercising is boring, time consuming, or something you put off then it is time to change all of that. If you enjoy skateboarding then you now have the motivation to get out there and enjoy it each day. In fact, if you feel guilty about spending your time skateboarding then you need to categorize it in your day as exercising. There is no written rule about the types of exercise you need to take part in as long as you get it done. Skateboarding can definitely help you to get into better shape and change what you think of when the word exercise is mentioned.
Source by John Pauls