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The mere thought of trying to get in better shape is usually associated with engaging in strenuous activities. Change that mindset and start skateboarding today to achieve that level of fitness you have always desired while enjoying at the same time. Here are some of the benefits that this activity offers to your overall well-being.
First off, pushing yourself around with the board will require you to exert enough effort to build up your stamina. This would especially have more impact if you utilise slightly inclined terrain. You can already reap cardiovascular conditioning even without venturing into other moves yet.
Furthermore, when you start to perform those tricks and jumps, you will have to attain and maintain a degree of speed by exerting a substantial amount of physical effort. Combining this with squats to propel you to the air is already in itself a great aerobic workout. Aerial techniques may be difficult at first but it is not something you cannot achieve without diligent practise.
All in all, skateboarding is a fun and exhilarating way of burning some calories and maybe even shedding off a few pounds.