Would Roller Skating Be Good Exercise For An Elderly Man?
A friend asked me this morning, would roller skating be good exercise for an elderly man?
Of course, it could be, but maybe not. Same goes for women or any identification of an exerciser.
Since every elderly individual – say 65 and over for the purpose of this article – is different, with a different exercise background, if any.
Every elderly man has a different medical history.
He will have a unique nutritional intake – good or bad – and his own level of strength.
Here’s a charming video showing elderly men roller skating:
What Are The Health Benefits of Roller Skating?
Roller skating is great cardio exercise. But should one risk the possibility of a broken bone for healthy lungs and heart?
And why am I talking about this on a blog about seniors learning to affiliate market online? To make money with their blog?
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So, back to the health benefits of roller skating…here’s the obvious list:
- Great for metabolism and circulation
- Circulation feeds the brain, nerves and muscles
- Muscle strength increases reflexes and balance
- Balance and good reflexes decrease the chance of a fall
- Compression on bones by strong muscles increases bone density
- High metabolism prevents insulin resistance, or stops it from getting worse
- Such exercise promotes good sleep
- Good sleep increases mental clarity and decreases stress
- Pleasant social contact if you skate at a rink or meet friends to skate
You probably already realize that exercise, any exercise is more or less good for all those items above.
If you have any medical condition you should ask your doctor “is there any reason why I shouldn’t roller skate?”.
Any doctor is going to encourage people, especially seniors, to exercise all they can, considering any specific limitations.
Is Roller Skating Safe?
You can make it safe, like any other fast moving sport.
You want good skates.
You want the right safety equipment – joint pads, a good helmet.
You want a light weight water bottle you can carry on your belt or backpack.
You want a high protein low carb snack on hand.
You want a good surface, not too bumpy.
Many would agree that you can and should skate with a pal or in a group, right?
Most would want their elderly friends/relatives to have a good phone with them when out exercising, agree?
And more, how about a solar-fueled charger for their phone, attached to their backpack or shoulder?
There is a reason I’m mentioning these safety and comfort products!
Because I’m now flipping back from the roller skating topic to the affiliate marketing products for avid roller skaters.
That’s called a niche, an audience interested in your topic.
Actually there are two reasons – you probably scanned past my Affiliate Disclosure in the yellow block above.
I need to have it on this page, just in case one of my readers clicks on a link to something that they might purchase. I just want them to know that if they buy through my link, I will get a commission.
And what if this was Your Blog?
You too, could make money this way. Earning affiliate commissions from a retailer by sending them a sale.
Picture this – you’re at home in your pj’s, with a steaming or iced cup of your favorite beverage:
- Sitting at the picnic table in your yard
- Sitting at your table inside, watching the birds in your feeder
- Sitting at your computer work station, whatever that is
- Sitting in the passenger seat of your RV while your mate drives
And what would you be doing in all these places?
Writing a blog post, just like I am now.
OK, this is You, right?
You click over to Amazon or Target or Walmart or Ebay – to view some safety equipment for roller skating, or maybe roller blading.
You pick a couple for the best reviews, good price, return policy, appearance and other factors.
You come back to your blog and discuss these products, pros and cons, and post a LINK that the retailer provides you – just you – to track a possible sale.
And in the near future you get a commission for those sales.
Here’s a demonstration of a link to Amazon:
There are so many to choose from, I decided to pick an Amazon #1 Bestseller item.
CLICK ON IT – and off you go to Amazon.
So you buy the roller skates – or maybe you browse around and pick a pair that costs $299.00 – yeah! Wow my commission just took off like rocket! 😀
And while you’re there your spouse notices you’re shopping and says “honey don’t forget that list I gave you yesterday”.
You refer to your phone and pull up the text with the shopping list.
Because you save your list (many shoppers do!) to order once or twice a month, it’s a long list of regular household stuff, and let’s pretend you get the new coffee grinder or power drill while you’re buying.
Then you remember your pal’s birthday is coming up – and may as well order that now, right? Along with some wrapping paper and ribbon.
Then you recall you need a couple of new power strips for your home office along with a couple of thumb drives and a better office chair lumbar cushion.
I know you’re tracking with me here – that commission is growing along with your order.
Now let’s get back to your affiliate marketing blog – Your Blog, and I’m the shopper.
But I’m not the only shopper! Let’s say you had 200 hundred shoppers land on Your Blog and they all CLICK over to a retailer – and 50 of those shoppers placed orders that were not returned…The retailer is going to take 60 days to decide on your commissions.
So 50 shoppers place larger or larger orders and you make money.
And let’s pretend that over your
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tea, your friend asked you “Would roller skating be good exercise for an elderly man?”
And see how I integrated the linked product name there? And it can be integrated more evenly within the text, but I’m making a point, right?
In this post we’ve looked at roller skating and affiliate marketing, and brought them together.
Taking this one step further, what if your friends sadly relates that their doctor told them they can’t do cardio exercise for a while. Or they have sprained an ankle and are worried about turning into a grouchy couch potato while they recover.
Here is a whole other area of exercising – with great products to promote.
Slow motion high intensity training with weights – can be done sitting down, lying down, or holding onto something for balance.
One would need weights, stretchy bands, a good thick mat and maybe a foam roller for releasing muscle tension.
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There are many videos on YouTube showing how to use it for arms, legs, upper body, calves – it’s easy to use.
You can go at your own pace without endangering your health conditions.
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