Too Old to Roller Skate? No Way!

August 21, 2014

Time and time again we hear that exercise increases general physical and mental health and the sooner we start on the path to fitness and cleaner eating the sooner you can reap the benefits. However this doesn’t mean you need to start spending hours in the gym, or running a half marathon every second day.

We recommend having a read of the study done by Professor Anderson at the Queensland University of Technology. This published study is about the benefits of exercise in women over the age of 50 and concludes inline with previous research about the benefits of exercise for physical and mental wellbeing.

Exercise can be fun, something that you want to do more often, not another chore that you’re fighting yourself to do. There are so many options around now, that allow you to get the physical activity you need without causing more mental stress. So often when our roller skaters are out skating the beautiful cities that we live in, we often hear “I’m too old to roller skate” … Well, we just simply do not believe that. Roller skating brings many benefits to the aging body. You can get your cardiovascular workout (aerobically as good as jogging or cycling), as well as getting a working the major muscle groups while still being low impact, making it easy on the joints. Check out Jocelyn Taylor, 83 and still skating!


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