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Roll Into 2015 Healthy and Happy!

According to the American Heart Association, more than 17%, or about 12 million children in the US are overweight. An additional 12 million children are at risk of becoming overweight. While children are eating more and weighing more, they are exercising less.

During the winter months, physical activity is further restricted by cold weather, forcing kids to engage in more dormant activities such as watching television, playing video games or going to the movies. American Heart Association statistics report that almost 1 in 4 children do not participate in any free-time physical activity, and a typical American youth spends 4 to 5 hours a day watching TV, using the computer or playing video games.

In a drastic effort to change these statistics, we are encouraging parents and families to make significant lifestyle changes to promote a healthy lifestyle. It’s not easy for kids to say no to fast food and unhealthy snacks, nor is it easy to get them to participate in heart stimulating activities when they’re accustomed to sitting in front of the television. Hence, when making lifestyle changes the results are better if everyone in the family participates.

The Fun Warehouse is offering families an affordable solution this New Year to get moving and have fun. Introducing the SK8 2 FIT program. Roller skating is an excellent indoor activity that is equal to jogging in terms of calories burned and muscles used. Not only is roller skating safe and great exercise for all ages, it’s also great fun for the entire family. So much fun, you won’t even know your exercising. That is the point! This is the first fitness program designed for families. Families that play together, stay together! The Fun Warehouse offers clean fun and affordable family entertainment while providing a great workout at the same time.

“Skating yourself fit has many weight loss benefits and might be one of the best things you can do for your health and your heart. Roller skating can reduce your risk of chronic disease, improve your balance and coordination, help you lose or maintain your weight, improve your sleep patterns and build your confidence. Roller skating is equivalent to jogging in terms of health benefits, calorie burning, reduction of body fat and leg strength development.

  • Just one hour of moderate roller skating (6 mph) burns 330 calories for a 143-pound person. If that same person skates vigorously (10 mph), he or she will burn up to 590 calories an hour!
  • According to a study at the University of Massachusetts, in-line skating causes less than 50 percent of the impact shock to joint compared to running.
  • Roller skating assists in building strength, especially in the muscles of the low body. The thigh, hip, butt and leg muscles work together during skating to direct you forward and maintain balance. Stronger muscles and better coordination work together to prevent injuries and keep you active and limber while you age. Improves Balance, Core Strength, Works the Calf And Thigh Muscles
  • Apart from losing weight, you will find that the activity provides a great way to help your body build definition or be toned. Skating regularly may provide a good workout on different parts of your body. Your arms, legs and back will be toned and gain more strength, especially because the activity requires that you balance yourself and employ your whole body in order to move.

Do something different this New Year. Skate your way fit and roll into 2015 healthier and happier!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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