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.
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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.