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10 Reasons Why You Should Start Skateboarding

By Andres Pachon

A. Pachon, a journalist and skateboard addict, is a full-time writer for SHIT® Magazine.


Today, we are aiming for you to read this SHIT® and go right away to get your new board! So let’s begin and check out the top 10 reasons to start skating!


#1: Skating Has Health Benefits

One of the most important ones on this list, its good for your health dude! Skating will provide you with a wide range of health benefits including flexibility and a full-body workout from your legs to your upper body! It will improve your balance and overall orientation skills!


#2: Burn Up Some Calories

One thing you need to know about skateboarding is that you are going to sweat, A LOT! So be comfortable and put on some deodorant before you start! And bro or brothers, if you feel like you have a few extra pounds you want to get rid of, just get on your skateboard and that SHIT® will be gone in weeks!


#3: Stress Relief

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This one is HUGE!, try it and see, if you’re having a tough day at school, work, got into a fight with your parents, girlfriend, boyfriend or whatever, put some headphones on and cruise into the sunset, you will be a new person once you get back home.


#4: Suitable For Little Dudes and Old Bros

Skateboarding can come to your life at any age, trust me, I’ve seen videos online of kids age 6 that skate better than you, HAHA! But really it doesn’t matter the age, skating will be of great benefit, so if you are a skater dad or mom you should get that little dude or dudette their skateboard right away (you probably already did)


#5: Be Part Of The Community and Make Friends

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You probably have that one friend that started skateboarding and you think if it’s worth it, IT IS! Once you and that dude hit the skatepark, your lives are going to change drastically, you will meet a lot of people, make friends and have fun, you will be part of more than a community, a family, the worldwide family of skateboarding.

#6: Build Some muscle

That’s right my bro! If you been looking to get that six-pack to impress the new girl next door or the hot chick from the record store, we have the right SHIT® just for you, skateboarding will tone all of your body and will give you more strength and resistance that you can imagine, you won’t have to spend one cent on that expensive GYM and you will have lots of fun while doing it!






#7: Deal With Depression and Anxiety

Like any outdoor activity, skating will help you develop healthy coping skills for depression and anxiety since you will be getting some sun which is a natural anti-depressant, you will relax your mind and body, breathe fresh air and hang out with your friends, so if you are dealing with any of this two, trust me, a skateboard will do you just fine!


#8: It’s Trendy and Fashionable

Photo: Mikael Cho (Unsplash)

If you find that you still don’t have a style of your own and you are tired of mom getting those dorky shirts at GAP try skateboarding! There are plenty of cool brands such as SHIT® that will help you build a whole new attitude and look! And let’s face it, just the fact that your flying off the ground in that skateboard already makes you look cool AF!


#9: Great Business Opportunity

If you are more of the older crowd, have been skating for years, love the lifestyle and want to support the skating community, try making a living out of it! This will always be key to the whole industry and kids, SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SKATESHOP!


#10: Transportation

Photo: Mikael Cho (Unsplash)

It’s just a really fun way to get from point A to B, so skate to school, to the supermarket, to your friend’s house, to work, skate everywhere! Remember that you are keeping yourself healthy and also helping the environment!

There you have it, my dudes, just 10 out of tons of reasons to do it, we gave you 10, now stop thinking about it! go buy your new skateboard and figure out by yourself the other ones!



Read also: Skateboarding: More Than a Sport It’s a Lifestyle

Read also: Feeling Old? How To Get Back Into Skateboarding



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