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How to Relieve Stress Through Roller Skating

by Adeeba Folami
  • Overview

    The Mayo Clinic states that stress serves as a built-in body alarm system that is triggered whenever you feel threatened or insecure. Once the alarm sounds, the body reacts by sending out hormones that help you defend yourself from the threat. As a daily occurrence for most adults, this can cause you to become overwhelmed with stress and your body's alarm to be in a constant use, which can cause illness. Learning how to relieve stress, therefore, is essential for good health. Exercise of any kind is widely recognized to cause relief from stress. Roller skating is such an activity that also results in hours of fun and excitement and can be made a regular part of your life in the following ways.
 
  • Step 1

    Skate weekly at a rink. Most major cities have at least one roller skating rink that offers a session for adults, most often where R&B music is played and crowds up to several hundred come together, often leaving the rink with their clothing soaked in sweat after having skated for hours. It is common for skaters to leave their worries at the rink door and be better prepared to deal with life's stresses after having participated in the weekly activity they love.
  • Step 2

    Join a roller derby team. Roller derby is making a comeback and many women, in particular, are taking advantage of the sport that originally started in 1935 but has become popular again, giving many skaters a reason to gather weekly in protective gear to practice with their team members at a local roller rink. This is in preparation for regularly scheduled matches where rival teams-each in their matching uniforms-skate and battle each other in this full-contact activity. Stress relief is inevitable when regular roller derby activities are part of your life.
  • Step 3

    Skate regularly outdoors. Purchasing your own skates and, weather permitting, skating outdoors through a city park, down a street or at a skate park can put you in tune with nature as well as help you get the exercise necessary to help skate away the stresses of a hectic day.
  • 3
  • Roller skates (Optional protective gear) Knee pads Elbow pads Wrist guards Helmet Team uniforms
  • Roller skates
  • (Optional protective gear)
  • Knee pads
  • Elbow pads
  • Wrist guards
  • Helmet
  • Team uniforms
  • Roller skating, although an enjoyable activity, can lead to injury if certain precautions are not taken. Protective gear is not a requirement, especially for indoor sessions, but it can be beneficial if you are new to skating and until you become advanced in keeping your balance and control on roller skates.
  • Roller skating, although an enjoyable activity, can lead to injury if certain precautions are not taken. Protective gear is not a requirement, especially for indoor sessions, but it can be beneficial if you are new to skating and until you become advanced in keeping your balance and control on roller skates.

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