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How Many Calories Are Burned Rollerblading?

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Bridget Coila specializes in health, nutrition, pregnancy, pet and parenting topics. Her articles have appeared in Oxygen, American Fitness and on various websites. Coila has a Bachelor of Science in cell and molecular biology from the University of Cincinnati and more than 10 years of medical research experience.
How Many Calories Are Burned Rollerblading?
Rollerblading can be a fun way to burn calories. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

The Department of Health and Human Services recommends that healthy adults get 2.5 hours a week of moderate activity or 1.25 hours a week of vigorous activity to maintain optimal health. Rollerblading can be a fun and convenient way to burn calories and get some physical activity into your schedule.


The calories expended during Rollerblading depend on your weight, since larger people burn more calories than smaller people doing the same activity. Another factor to take into account is how vigorously you skate. A gentle cruise over flat pavement burns fewer calories than quickly Rollerblading up a hill.

Sample Calorie Expenditures

According to MayoClinic.com, a 160-lb. person burns 913 calories rollerblading at an average pace for one hour. In that same hour, someone who is 200 lbs. will burn 1,138 calories and a 240-lb. person will burn 1,363 calories.


In addition to burning calories, Rollerblading provides a good workout for calves, hamstrings and the lower back. Inline skating is considered a low-impact exercise.

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