Therapists Approve: Riding A Skateboard Towards A Healthier Life

Therapists Approve: Riding A Skateboard Towards A Healthier Life

My parents used to bring me to different therapists because they felt like I had a binge-eating disorder. Even at the age of 7, after all, I could down a whole bucket of chicken and 2 liters of cola. I might add a family-sized pizza to that if I felt too tired after school. Although I knew deep down that their efforts were futile because I did not have such a condition, I could not blame them for thinking that way.

To prove to my parents that their only child is okay, I told them I want to try skateboarding to lose weight.

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Why Skateboarding Promotes Fitness

Skateboarding is a sport that will allow you to burn thousands of calories. It may not seem like it can do that because going from one point to another on wheels sounds like a breezy idea. However, staying on top of the deck can be a challenging feat. The skateboard is a manual version of a hover board as well, which means that it will not glide if you simply stand on it. You genuinely have to keep on practicing, so sweating excess calories out is inevitable.

The fats that you will burn can immediately get replaced by muscles. When you already have a skateboard, and you see other skateboarders doing different stunts, you will not be able to stop yourself from wanting to do the same thing. The mentality that “If they can’t do it, why can’t I?” will most likely rein in your heart. When that happens, you may continue to do tricks until the muscles on your legs strengthen and your stamina build up.

2 Skateboards To Check Out For Newbies

Punisher Cherry Blossom Complete Skateboard, Red, 31-Inch

I have been skateboarding since I was 8. Even though I loved the sport all my life, I did not exactly like most of the other skateboard designs because they favor the likes of men with all those loud designs without taking into consideration that there were also female skateboarders, that’s why having a Punisher Cherry Blossom Complete Skateboard had been a dream come true for me. After all, it was not only the right board for my size, but it also has reddish pink and white prints which suits my style.

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Its wheels are  good for the eyes because they are made out of ivory and they have Japanese characters which I can’t understand but still liked. They are excellent for those times when I go through ramps or just even on sidewalks with my skating gals and pals.

The free-ride tricks are now easy to perform as well with Punisher Cherry Blossom Complete Skateboard, thanks to its double kick tail and concave deck. They let your feet stay literally on board much, much better than with other boards.

Aside from that, the trucks attached to it need not to be changed because they are already of high quality.

Specifications:

  • Deck: 31 inches x 7.5 inches
  • Concave: Double Kick
  • Wood for Deck: 9-ply Canadian Maple blend
  • Bearings: Polyurethane Cushions; ABEC-5 Bearings
  • Trucks: New Seagull 5” Alloy Trucks
  • Wheels: 54 mm x 36 mm PU Ivory Wheels with Full Graphics
  • Weight: 6 pounds

POSITIV Andy Macdonald Walking Orca Complete Skateboard (Blue, 7.75-Inch)

Every single time that I ride this complete skateboard, I always feel as if I am Andy Macdonald and I am as good as him. It may be a wishful thinking but if you are someone like me who owns a POSITIV Andy Macdonald Walking Orca Complete Skateboard, you will not be able to stop yourself from daydreaming, too.

I got this from a close friend when I had my birthday in 2012, and it was a love at first sight for me towards this skateboard. Its blue design and the Walking Orca logo on its screened bottom never failed to make me feel as if I was 12 again, riding my first skateboard. The only difference is that I am already 20 years old when I got it. I can now say based on experience that this can be called as the “best skateboard” that ever went underneath any skateboarder’s feet.

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Its bearings are too smooth and durable that even if I had it more than a year ago, I still haven’t felt the need to change them. It can be used on either street walks or skate parks all the time. Its wheels are too good to be true as well because they are treaded. Meaning, the board can be maneuvered on rocky roads without the wheels falling off or something. And because they are too hard, no spiky materials on the streets can pierce them.

Specifications:

  • Shape: 112
  • Concave: K12
  • Length: 31.75 inches
  • Width: 7.75 inches
  • Wheelbase: 14.0 inches
  • Nose: 6.875 inches
  • Tail: 6.625 inches
  • Bottom: Screened
  • Origin: USA
  • Trucks: Positiv Trucks
  • Bearings: Mini Logo Bearings

 

Now, if you were in my shoes, and you saw these awesome benefits of skateboarding, won’t you do it towards a healthier life?