Halloween is big fun for the kids but the amount of sugar and empty calories we let our kids consume can be scarier than any ghost or ghoul you might run into on All Hallows Eve. Did you know that there are over 40 million kids between 5- and 14-years old who participate in trick or treating every year? And as fun as it is to conceal your kiddos in creepy costumes to collect buckets full of candy, all that junk food can wreak havoc on your kid’s health.
The average trick or treater collects anywhere between 3,500 to 7,000 calories worth of candy every year on Halloween! And when you consider the fact that it takes more than 15 minutes of moderate cardiovascular exercise to burn off a single bite-sized piece, one thing come to mind; it’s time to get your kids into some fun activities that can give them the extra exercise they need this time of year.
Here at Skate Moore in Oklahoma City, we have just the solution! Roller skating is a great way to burn off that extra sugar while letting your kids have a really great time! A lot of people don’t realize how good skating is for you because it is so much fun. However, the benefits of skating are huge! Check out just a few of them below:
Increased Heart Rate – Skating at a moderate pace increases your heart rate into the fat-burning range of 140-180 beats per minute.
Burn Calories – Spending an hour at our skating center in Moore, Oklahoma, can burn between 300-600 calories.
Complete Aerobic Exercise – Skating works muscles from your head to your toes, giving you a full-body workout.
Bones and Joints – Unlike running and other cardio workouts, skating is easy on your joints. This gives you the workout you need with much less risk of injury.
There are probably a million more benefits that come from skating beyond simply having fun. We’d be more than happy to discuss them all with you during our open skating times here at Skate Moore! Or, feel free to organize a big trip for the whole neighborhood with our awesome party packages! Curious to find out more? Give us a call today at (405) 794-4644.