Adrenaline seekers, listen up! If you’re looking for a fun way to stay fit and active, flyboarding offers a perfect mix of high energy and fitness on the water. A flyboard is a water jetpack shaped similar to a snowboard and attached to a long hose that connects to a watercraft. High-pressure water propulsion transmitted through the hose pushes the flyboard rider up to 15 meters in the air. It combines the physical attributes of an array of popular sports activities including jet skiing, water skiing, wake boarding, skiing, snowboarding and acrobatic diving.
Here are the Top 10 Health Benefits of Flyboarding:
- Burns calories: Depending on your weight, age and time spent flyboarding, you could easily burn a couple hundred calories doing this activity.
- Muscle building: Flyboarding requires use of your legs and core to maintain balance and fly above the ocean surface. Exercising the core also supports proper posture. Imbalances of posture can lead to increased pressure on the lower back, a common symptom of weak core muscles. Strengthening the abdominal muscles allows the weight of the upper body to be evenly distributed over the front and back. When weight is distributed, balance improves.
- Adrenaline rush: Increased levels of adrenaline in your blood signal your liver to break down glycogen, the substance that provides your muscles with glucose, the primary source of fuel in your body. Adrenaline rushes occur when your muscles are running low on fuel while exercising, or when a sudden and unexpected demand of energy is required by the body in emergency situations.
- Vitamin D: While being exposed to the sun is something to be careful about, the sun is still very important to our bodies. The vitamin D gained from the sun’s rays help our bodies absorb calcium and phosphorous, facilitating normal immune system function. Additionally, having sufficient vitamin D in the skin helps minimize acne, boost elasticity, stimulate collagen production, enhance radiance and minimize lines and the appearance of dark spots.
- Healing properties on skin and face: If you’re flyboarding on the ocean, sea salt has great healing properties which can help to relieve dry and itchy skin and treat serious conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Sea salt facilitates quick healing by opening up the pores, improving circulation and hydrating the tissues. It also makes your skin softer, supple and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and cellulite while also acting as a moisturizer for dry, chapped skin and balances oily skin.
- Builds a stronger immune system: Research has shown that treading in cold ocean water activates and boosts the immune system, increasing white blood cell count. White blood cells are necessary for fighting off infections and diseases.
- Alkalizes the body: Since sea salt has not been exposed to high heat nor stripped of its natural minerals, it is devoid of harmful man-made ingredients and helps in alkalizing the body, preventing the buildup of high acid levels in the body. The minerals aid in maintaining proper electrolyte balance in the body, allowing proper nerve system and cellular functions and eliminating the risk of serious and life-threatening diseases
- Decreases stress levels: Studies have shown that simply spending time at the beach can reduce anxiety and depression levels and aids in the unwinding process. The calm and refreshing beach atmosphere allows the body to naturally unwind, while engaging in flyboarding is a natural stress reliever by engaging the body in physical activity.
- Softens hair: Sea salt adds softness, bounce and body to your hair. Due to the presence of essential minerals, it shines, moisturizes, repairs and protects hair. But know that overexposure to salt water can have opposite effects.
- Clears your lungs: A recent study in Australia revealed that frequent exposure to ocean air may have the ability to clear lungs. Patients in the study revealed they experienced improved lung function, decreased sinus congestion and were able to breathe easier. Exposure to sea water even has the ability to aid in the treatment of cystic fibrosis and COPD.