10 Health Benefits of Paintball
Now that spring is springing it is the time of year that our outdoor Paintball Fields start becoming busy. After a long winter of hibernation, it is time to dust off the cobwebs and get outside. One of the healthiest ways to do this is to plan a game of paintball. If you need more reasons to try this amazing experience here are the 10 Health Benefits of Paintball.
#1. Adds variety to your regular routine
Paintball is a great activity for those who do not have time to hit the gym or want to do something active with friends, coworkers, and family. It’s also a great way to shake things up and get some intense exercise outside of your normal workout. If you are looking for an alternative activity to escape the monotonous motions of a treadmill or exercise bike then try Paintball? Paintball allows players to experience a full range of movements like running, climbing, ducking and creeping behind enemies.
#2. Full Body Workout
Paintball involves crawling, diving, sprinting, dodging and shooting. Because the game is so fast-paced and strategic, many players get so caught up in the action that they don’t even realize how their body is benefiting. People who have difficulty sticking to a workout routine often claim motivation and boredom as the primary reasons they quit. Paintball offers participants a more enjoyable way to tone up their body without ever having to even think about it as exercise.
#3. Increases Endurance
When you play paintball you experience an incredible cardiovascular workout that boosts your endurance levels because of the extended amount of time spent on the field.
#4. Increases Strength
Paintball will require you to move quickly while playing and carrying your equipment which will build your strength. The main areas strengthened during paintball are your legs from running and squatting, your arms from shooting, and your core for stabilization of your body.
#5. Increases interpersonal Skills and Self Confidence
Paintball is primarily a team sport. This requires strategy and execution that can be done only when all the players work together as a team. It promotes team spirit and can also improve your leadership skills. Tense situations in the game often bring out the best in many players and boost their self-confidence.
#6. Great for weight loss and overall health
Needless to say, paintball also aids in weight loss. The intense exercise gained from a session of paintball can improve sleep cycles and boost metabolism. Intense workouts also result in the release of endorphins that elevate your mood. Apart from burning more calories, regular exercise through paintball also reduces the risk of heart diseases, blood pressure, and depression. If you are worried about the risk of playing read my blog about Why Paintball is Safer than hockey.
#7. Major Stress Relief
Playing a game of paintball is one of the best ways to vent your frustration without risking hurting others. Sometimes, blowing off steam in the game can also help you improve your skills as a paintballer. The endorphins released during intense exercise also eliminate mental stress and bring a sense of calm.
#8. Promotes Teamwork
Good teamwork is essential in paintball – your team must work together to make strategies and plans, and then be able to coordinate them. If you’re lacking a bit of teamwork in your office, why not arrange a day out with your colleagues and put yourselves to the test?
#9. It is Healthy to be Outdoors
Exercising outdoors actually boosts your mood, outlook, focus, and immunity. According to a study from the University of Michigan, group nature walks are linked to enhanced mental health and positivity, as well as significantly lower levels of depression and feelings of stress. A study from Glasgow University showed that people who walked, biked, or ran in nature had a lower risk of poor mental health than people who worked out indoors.
#10. It’s Fun!
Finally, who can say that having a bit of fun isn’t one of the major health benefits of paintball? The rush of adrenaline sparked by just running around and shooting opponents or being shot with paintballs brings back the inner child in us. Full of laughter and excitement, paintball makes a truly brilliant day out with friends.
There you have it! Paintball is an awesome way to get fit and have fun doing it. Looking to make this year the year you really adopt some new healthy hobbies maybe paintball is the place to start.
Our Outdoor Paintball Opens have started again from 12PM-4Pm every Sunday. If Paintball is not your thing we also offer Airsoft, Laser Tag, iCombat, Battle Archery and much more. Interested in having a great time and supporting a small business that has been serving Newfoundland and Labrador for 25 years? Visit Frontline Action.