Skateboarding is a sport, but also an art, a lifestyle, and a whole culture around it.

It is played for decades, casually in parking lots, and on neighborhood streets, but also as an extreme sports discipline.

Although you are not bombing halfpipes and grinding down rails, skateboarding is a fun activity and comes with many health benefits.

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🛹 9 health benefits

Skateboarding offers a full-body workout, improves balance ability, and has positive impacts on related sports, such as surfing or snowboarding.

Let's check the health benefits of skateboarding.

  1. Full-body workout
  2. Improves flexibility
  3. Increases endurance
  4. Teaches precision and coordination
  5. Practices patience
  6. Engages core muscles
  7. Fills lungs with fresh air
  8. Burns calories
  9. Skills transfer to related sports activities

Skateboarding does not just come with physical health benefits. As mentioned, skateboarding has positive impacts on mental health too.

10 tips on how to stay fit
This article is dedicated to everyone who is not naturally super excited about daily workouts. It is for me - and those - who need some tricks to implement fitness into daily life, to understand that motivation is a myth and that hobbies can be fun ways of workouts, too.

😌 4 mental health benefits

  1. Boosts the mood
  2. Releases stress
  3. Prevents depression
  4. Encourages resilience

Our insurance expert suggests, wearing a helmet and protecting gear for knees and ankles. Besides that, have fun!

Healthy fitness habits
You don’t need to be a world-class athlete, an influential yoga instructor, or Sporty Spice to start a healthy exercise routine. This article gives insights on how to start with mini-steps, how body movement is connected to our mental health and the impacts of aerobic exercise on our mental health.

🌱 Health insurance cover

Most travel health insurance providers cover skateboarding accidents. Also, the transport costs to the hospital or to your home country are covered. Make sure that you do this activity in a non-professional manner, as a hobby or leisure activity.

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