How to Make Skateboarding an Awesome Form of Exercise and Transportation
Just be really safe out there

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Photo credit: Darrin Atkins

If you are young, there is a great way to make friends and get exercise. It’s called skateboarding.

Lots of kids like to get around on their own, either to visit friends or to go to their favorite place.

But how does skateboarding work as both exercise and fun? There are lots of ways.

  • Skateboarding requires you to move your legs a lot.
  • It is hard work.
  • Going uphill is really hard.
  • But it is lots of fun.
  • It is quick and easy.
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Photo credit: Darrin Atkins

Riding a skateboard can be really dangerous so be careful. I skated a lot when I was a teenager. You have got to know how to prevent injuries.

  • Learn to fall the right way.
  • Always watch the surroundings.
  • Don’t go too fast.
  • Watch for debris in the road.
  • Keep an eye out for dogs.

What did I like most about using my skateboard?

  • I learned how to maintain it.
  • I figured out directions.
  • I took myself to my friends' houses or we met at a park. Nobody had to drive me

My biggest joy using a skateboard was meeting up with my other friends who liked to skate. We would use launch ramps or build half-pipes to ride. We had a great time.

Some of my friends even got sponsorships by companies. It wasn’t much money but it didn’t matter to them or to us. We were proud of those who made it big.

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