Skating is healthy. It is healthy mentally and physically. It offers a cardiovascular workout, endurance training and strength training to build those beautiful strong legs. Along with cardio, endurance and strength training, skating build your balance! Well, obviously right because when you are skating you are pretty much on one leg at a time. To top it off, your coordination improves.
I personally love the fact that is it low impact on your joints, especially compared to running. I had a knee problem from playing sports in my youth that caused me pain when I would run longer than 5 minutes. With skating, 5 hours and Im still striding.
As far as mental health, skating (as with any exercise) releases those lovely endorphins that make us feel great! It will also make you feel good because you are having fun while exercising....sometimes too much fun but Im not going to tell on you.
So get out there, hit the streets, the rink, the bike path, whatever your terrain of choice....and skate!
p.s. To avoid injury it is advised to always wear safety equipment....cause seriously how am I supposed to convince you skating will help with your health if you keep bonkin your head!