If you’re tired of hitting the gym and have had your fair share of runarounds with just about every type of alternative exercise regime, maybe it’s time to consider something completely different. Kitesurfing is more than just an adventure-type sport; kitesurfing is a pillar for health and fitness in a nonconventional manner. Therefore, we thought it best to breakdown some of the benefits that kitesurfing lends to all those brave enough to strap on a harness.
Stress is a thing of the past. We all know that by playing a sport or working out regularly that stress is minimized, but science has shown that individuals who participate in extreme sports have even lower levels of stress than the average gym bunny. A further fringe benefit of this is that by lowering the amount of stress you experience, kitesurfing allows for a person’s general immune system to be raised up, reducing the chance of sickness.
Total Body Workout
Kitesurfing is an all-in-one workout combination. Kitesurfing holds a unique predisposition whereby it brings together both resistance and aerobic activity, thus making it a killer workout. Kitesurfing enables individuals to not only burn calories but also to tone their muscles and increase overall muscle weight.
Daily Dose Of Mindfulness
Kitesurfing also packs serious mental benefits that could even inspire your boss; kitesurfing places individuals in situations where mindfulness is paramount as you must only keep track of the kite but also maintain your balance and be aware of your surroundings. The continual practice of this skill pays off by heightening the individual’s ability to focus and their overall coordination.
Kitesurfing is an extreme sport, when people are out in the water decisions need to be made within an instant and this too has an impact on your health. The decisions can range from whether to perform a complicated maneuver involving jumping or which direction to go in next. It follows that as these decisions continue to be made an impact occurs upon the human body, it has been shown that this situation offers kitesurfers heightened reflex responses and an increased ability to act appropriately in response to stimuli.
Gain A Community
Kitesurfing encourages interaction, in a world where loneliness is pervasive, it is crucial that community is fostered wherever it can be and kitesurfing by nature encourages this. In addition, it happens to be much safer to kitesurf with other people than to kitesurf all on your own.
In summary, we hope that these five healthy habits inspire you to kickstart your lessons for kitesurfing as soon as possible.