If you have ever thought roller skating was good for your body, but did not do much for your mind you are not alone. This is a common misconception; one that has been perpetuated by the media, your Physical Education teacher, and the like. What if we told you that roller skating is actually good for your body and your mind! At Champion Skate in Warren, Ohio, we love when something is surprisingly healthy for all aspects of the body. Check out some ways roller skating not only benefits your body, but also engages your mind!
Get in Balance
Not only will skating improve your balance, leading to better stability and fitness physically, but having better balance also helps your brain sync up, leading to a clearer mind overall.
Grow Some Brain Cells
Growth factors are chemicals in the brain, released when we exercise. These components are responsible in part for making new brain cells thereby helping us learn and retain new information easier.
Increased levels of stress can make you feel like you have brain fog, and you will not perform as well. When you roller skate, certain chemicals such as serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine are released helping your overall functionality.
Get A Memory Boost
One of the best ways to slow or even prevent Alzheimer’s Disease is by engaging in regular physical activity, according to the Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral Center. Roller skating is a fun way to not only reconnect with your youth, but also lower your risk of this terrible disease.
Beat the Blues
Feeling a little blue? It has been said that physical activity can reduces symptoms of depression almost as effectively antidepressants.
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