Heres a story. I have a couple of friends who I've know for years. They used to live in Surry Hills, and they would skateboard everywhere. They both piged out on anything they liked and stayed in great shape. About a year and a helf ago there entire family moved out to my town in the charming region of nowhere. Out here you can't skateboard anywhere because the roads are all dirt, if you want to get somewhere you dirve or ride a quad bike. Since the move they've both put on a lot of weight and have lost all of there muscell tone, something which they complain about constantly.
What I'm wandering is, does scateboarding burn a lot of callories? You wouldn't think so but it does require a lot of intense muscell movement. There are probebly a lot of other factors in the case of my friends but when you think about it, when was the last time you saw a fat person on a skateboard?