By Colin Dice
Skateboarding, the American pastime of riding and performing tricks on a skateboard. Invented by Californian surfers in the 1950s, the sport of skateboarding is a fun hobby to get into. Skating is a great way to get some exercise. It makes your legs stronger and burns tons of calories. It’s also not as dangerous as people think, if not even safer than other sports. This misconception occured when skating first started, the technology from then isn’t nearly as safe as we have it today. Injuries that occur nowadays are mostly due to people attempting tricks beyond their skill level. As long as you take it slow and be careful, you will be fine. That being said, here are 5 reasons you should try skateboarding.
Skateboarding is different from traditional sports. It provides extreme physical exertion combined with precise muscle coordination and balance. Performing tricks on skateboards has been shown to improve brain function and stimulate cell growth in the brain due to its social aspects and high sensory stimuli. It also helps with pain tolerance and stress relief.
It’s relatively cheap:
Skateboarding isn’t as expensive as some other sports. You could compare it to buying a subscription at a gym. Wheels and trucks can last for years, you can get a complete beginner skateboard for around 70 bucks, which isn’t too bad.
It’s for all ages:
Anyone can get into skating at any time. Although it is easier for younger people, there have been plenty of adults who started late and got really good. Anyone can try it as long as they have a board.
Skateboarding helps you to become more confident. When attempting tricks you need to force yourself and commit, and when you finish you feel more confident for the next one.
Skateboarding is a great hobby to pass the time. You can do it by yourself or with friends. You can do it at a park or on the street. There’s So much flexibility that anyone who wants to give it a try can make their experience appeal to them.