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Drayden Gardner/ Photo: G Images
Snowboarding doesn’t need to have additional benefits because it is so much fun, but as a matter of fact, it does. Snowboarding increases your overall health, happiness, and longevity. Flow is here to tell you 5 benefits of snowboarding so that next time someone gets on your case for snowboarding too much, you can show them this.
#1 Snowboarding is a Great form of Exercise
Snowboarding can be one of the most exhausting things. You’re pretty much working every muscle in your body, especially your core. This is important because your core muscles are extremely important because they help protect your organs and last time we checked, organs are good. Through snowboarding, your physical health increases which helps you feel better and live longer.
#2 Snowboarding makes you Happier: Scientifically
Like we said above, Snowboarding is a great form of exercise and exercise releases endorphins. Endorphins are hormones secreted in the brain that enhance the human receptors. Basically, this means that your brain operates better giving your body more energy and in turn makes you feel better.
When you snowboard, you are usually outside in the fresh air and sunshine. These elements help increase your body’s serotonin. Serotonin can do an array of things for your body, but the most notable thing is that serotonin affects your mood. In this case, your body experiences a natural high and happiness. Snowboarding can scientifically make you happier.
#3 Snowboarding makes you Resourceful
When it comes down to it, you’re somewhat secluded while snowboarding especially if you go off the beaten path. These experiences and adventures while snowboarding help you in the long run. You learn things that you would never have learned otherwise. Mountain safety, fixing broken bindings, putting chains on tires, the list goes on forever. You learn skills while snowboarding that makes you both physically and mentally stronger in the long run.
#4 Snowboarding Helps you develop Relationships
If you’ve been snowboarding for a while, chances are that some of your best friends also snowboard. You meet awesome people while snowboarding. Snowboarding is a thing that can bring your friends & family closer to you. It can help you bond with others and snowboarding also gives you better self-esteem which in turn helps with your interpersonal skills.
#5 Snowboarding can help you Travel
Everyone has the urge to travel and explore the world, but we often do not have a reason to. Snowboarding is that reason. Snowboarding can help ignite that exploration flame and get you traveling to places that you never knew existed. Snowboarding can take you there!
Snowboarding is a great way to stay healthy and happy. It makes you both physically and mentally strong. Stay healthy and keep snowboarding!
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Flow’s Overson Twins, Jon & Erik, ripping at Park City and Brighton. Filmer: Seamus Foster
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Snowboarding can often be misunderstood. People often view it as a leisure activity instead of a sport. In some cases, that is true. However, snowboarding can be both physically and mentally taxing on the body. Flow is here with Tips to stay in peak snowboarding condition!
1) Running / Cardio
You may think that snowboarding is simply riding down a hill, but you’ll soon find out that it is actually a great workout in itself. Your whole body is constantly working as you’re having fun. Your legs, calves, and ankles are being strengthened as well as your core. Through running and other cardio exercises, you can increase your endurance and have enough energy to get in extra runs. While others are running out of stamina, you’ll have more runs to yourself. Cardio also helps you from getting tired in the thin mountain air.
We know what you’re thinking, “Isn’t yoga meant for good looking girls in tight pants?” No….Well, yes but it is also good for snowboarders. Yoga is widely used by top athletes and incorporated into their daily training regimens. Yoga increases flexibility as well as mental health. Yoga is also one of the top ways to prevent injuries. It keeps you loose, strong, and flexible on the mountain.
3) Eat Healthy
We’re not judging, We here at Flow are also guilty of drinking beer & eating cheeseburgers but it will eventually catch up to you. We’re just saying, it can’t hurt to mix in a salad or Acai Bowl (If you don’t know what an Acai Bowl is look HERE, they’re incredible).
4) Cross-Training Board Sports
Surfing, Skateboarding, and Snowboarding are all different but they do all share core board sport fundamentals. They all help you increase balance, core strength, reaction time, and are all really fun to do. You can’t be on the mountain everyday, so it is important to get your boarding fix somewhere else. Even Indo Boards help with training. Keep any type of board under your feet and it will help.
Nothing can recreate snowboarding, so the #1 thing that you can do to help your snowboarding is to snowboard. Snowboarding is an intense workout in itself. The items listed above are simply to help you better prepare for the mountain and to not feel rusty. Incorporate all of these items into your weekly routine, and we guarantee you’ll feel a difference.
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