Here's how to apply the brake
(HealthDay News) -- Inline skating can be great exercise and a lot of fun. But when you're on a roll and it's time to slow down, make sure you know how to brake safely.
The American Council on Exercise mentions these suggestions:
- Keep arms in front of you, knees and legs relaxed, posture upright and roll slowly forward on both feet.
- Holding that posture, stagger (scissor) your right foot in front of your left foot a few inches.
- With feet in the scissor position, lift your right toe until you feel the brake engage.
- Keep ankles and knees flexed and stay relaxed, and slowly come to a stop. It probably will take at least a few feet.