Compare the calories burned roller skating to a variety of other activities at the calories burned chart.
Roller skating is a fantastic activity to burn calories and lose weight because roller skating is both a lot of fun and an aerobic activity.
It is aerobic activities, after all, like running and swimming, that are famous for burning large amounts of calories in a short amount of time. But activities like running aren’t a lot of fun for most people, and many force themselves to do it only to quit a month or two later because it’s so unenjoyable.
Roller skating is great, then, because it is both aerobic and a lot of fun. The amount of calories burned roller skating isn’t quite as large as the amount of calories burned running, however, but running isn’t fun either.
It’s this balance between fun and calorie burning that makes weight loss possible, because weight loss doesn’t happen over a week, but over months and years.
Calories Burned – Roller Skating
The amount of calories burned roller skating will vary, much as any aerobic activity, based on how much you weigh.
All data is from the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine.
- If you weigh roughly 130 pounds: 413 calories burned roller skating per hour
- If you weigh roughly 155 pounds: 493 calories burned per hour
- If you weigh roughly 180 pounds: 572 calories burned per hour
- If you weigh roughly 205 pounds: 651 calories burned per hour
So you can see that the amount of calories burned roller skating is not as much as other more hardcore aerobic activities, but it will definitely help you lose weight over the long term.
Of course if you were really perverse and wanted to up the amount of calories burned roller skating you could do something like wear a weight vest, or a backpack with weight in it, but that would likely ruin your enjoyment of roller skating, so it isn’t recommended.
To see even more calorie burning activities check out the calories burned chart.