The Surprising Health Benefits Of Extreme Sports
It’s a scorching hot day in Toronto and it’s expected to be a really hot weekend. You may be tired of the same old fitness routine which is extra hard to complete during these excruciatingly hot days which is why physiotherapists often recommend switching up the fitness routine and doing something extraordinary. All physical activities have health benefits but today we present surprising facts about extreme sports. Here are the surprising health benefits of some of the most popular extreme sports.
If you’re looking for a great workout then paddleboarding may not be one of the most popular activities however physiotherapists are paddleboard enthusiasts and this comes with great reasoning. Paddleboarding uses almost every muscle which could help you achieve that full body workout you have been seeking. Paddleboarding also improves the balance and leg strength which is why fitness professionals love this extreme sport.
Surfing is another example of an extreme water sport with great health benefits. Surfing is ideal for your cardiovascular health because it requires immense core strength to stay on a surfboard and this is beneficial for your heart. Surfing will also test your leg strength as this demanding extreme sport is tough on the legs and will help you improve your balance over time.
For those of you who like to test your limits, paragliding may be the perfect sport for you. Physiotherapists recommend exercise as an activity which may reduce arthritis symptoms and chronic pain symptoms and an activity like paragliding may be right for you. An hour of this extreme sport will help you burn off approximately 230 calories while relieving stress and building confidence.
Just one hour of rock climbing burns approximately 818 calories making this an ideal extreme sport for those looking for a heavy workout. Rock climbing not only tests your mental strength however it is proven to increase flexibility, strengthen muscles and prevents chronic diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure.
While CrossFit is not for everybody, this extreme sport is highly recommended by physiotherapists because it has a tremendous effect on joint mobility and will improve your heart health in no time at all. CrossFit is extremely intense and these dynamic workouts will put you on the path to a healthy and active lifestyle.
If you’re looking for more information on extreme sports or would like to increase your stamina and endurance then please visit a HealthMax Physiotherapy Clinic near you or call (416) 431-4000. Remember, consultations are free and our experienced staff members will create a tailored plan designed to maximize your performance.