When most people think about paragliding, the words “health benefits” usually don’t come to mind. Many people see paragliding as something they may try one day, something they can tick off their bucket list. We are here to show you how paragliding has many rewards and benefits beyond the initial rush of the flight. Who knows? You may try it and want to become a seasoned paragliding pilot!
Imagine… feeling the breeze on your face, seeing the uninterrupted 360-degree views of the landscape around you as a bird would, soaring close to the environment as you experience human flight in its purest form.
Besides being an extremely fun activity which gives you the opportunity to see the world from a different perspective, make amazing friendships and experience the feeling of flight, paragliding offers many positive benefits for your mental and physical health.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Besides offering an endless supply of adventure opportunities, being outdoors and in nature is optimal for the mind, body and soul. Being around nature, breathing fresh air and feeling the warm rays from the sun boots the mood as well as the immune system.
Vitamin D from the sun gives the body a nice boost of serotonin as well as contributing to a strong skeletal system.
A GOOD ADRENALINE RUSH
Adrenaline generated from flying through the air not only gives your body and mind a good rush, but increases your energy and awareness as you are flying.
BUILDING UPPER BODY STRENGTH
It’s beneficial to have good upper body strength while flying your wing. The more you fly and handle your wing, the stronger the muscles in your arms will become. This increases and improves overall flexibility, mobility and range of motion.
BODY BALANCE AND A STRONG CORE
Paragliding also helps to build a strong core, which helps with posture, balance and stability. Paragliding engages your deep core muscles, which strengthens your body and reduces the risk of injury during excercises and activities.
NO MORE STRESS
Paragliding keeps you in the present moment, a little bit of the zen we need to keep us from living in the past or worrying about the future. In paragliding, your core focus is always what is presently going on, leaving your concentration levels high. The clutter of your everyday life seems to just leave once you are in the air, giving your mind a much-needed cleanse.
A CONFIDENCE BOOSTER
Even though anyone can paraglide (with proper fitness and training), many people are afraid or intimidated to try it out. Paragliding, although a great workout, is a very mental sport. That feeling you get when you accomplished something you never thought you could? That’s what you get after your first completed flight! You will soon wonder why you were even scared in the first place, after you see how relatively easy, relaxing and exhilirating the sport is. Once you get the initial confidence boost, you will be motivated to take your skills to the next levels and progress.
This life-changing confidence boost can be a great help in your everyday life, and will be sure to boost your spirits! You may even feel like a brand new person!
Paragliding is also a great workout, due to the adrenaline that is released. An average person can burn around 230 calories an hour!
CONQUERING YOUR FEARS
We believe that the best way to overcome your fears is to tackle them head-on. Paragliding gives you that chance, and you will prove to yourself that you are capable of accomplishing anything you put your mind to!
AWESOME BREATHTAKING VIEWS
Want to see the world from a new perspective? Paragliding offers that, and more. During flight, you will get the see the world as the birds do, and gain a 360-degree view of the world from a higher level. Once you land, you will have gained a new appreciation of the beauty of this planet, and will be wanting to get right back up.
Want a natural, healthy high that offers you freedom in its purest form? Want to be free from stress, fear, anxiety and gravity? Flying under your wing will take you away to a whole new world!
If you are ready to take flight, please contact Torrey Pines Gliderport in San Diego for world-class instruction and flights.
Phone: (858) 452-9858
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