The Benefits of Skydiving

Skydiving is a popular activity that involves flying to an elevation of between 3,500 to 22,000 feet, jumping out, and freefalling for a few moments before gently floating down to the ground with a parachute draw. In addition, skydiving releases performance-enhancing chemicals in your body. For example, you get a boost of endorphins or a rush of adrenaline. This feeling can last for several days. Mental clarity, a sense of euphoria, and increased strength are some of the benefits of skydiving.

According to new research, participating in risky activities is essential for the survival of the human race. With skydiving, there are a few minutes when you forget about everything in the world or any stress you might be feeling in your daily life. Moreover, this strenuous activity allows you to focus and feel psychologically cleansed. The internal chemistry activated by freefall can also improve sleep, digestion, psychological health, and mental wellbeing.

Skydiving requires the use of your entire body. It is physically and psychologically exhausting in the greatest possible way. For instance, picking up and carrying a 30 lb parachute on your back is only half the battle. Once in the air and out of the plane, the “belly-to-the-earth” position required for skydiving is not a natural physical position. This position is strenuous on the back and helps build muscle. After you have deployed your parachute, you will need to steer where you want to go, needing upper body power to guide this massive piece of material controlled by nature.

After landing, when you think you have done all the hard work, you look over and see your parachute lying on the ground. While professional parachute packers make it look effortless and can pack their parachutes in less than ten minutes, the majority of inexperienced skydivers take up to forty minutes to pack their parachutes. They are often drenched in sweat and must rest before attempting another skydive. Many licensed skydivers will perform this procedure up to 10 times daily. Several studies have shown that this activity can help burn 230 calories per hour for a 150-pound person.

Because of the sudden surge of adrenaline when skydiving, your blood pressure and circulation rise very quickly, which is good for your heart because it helps it work better. This action increases the amount of oxygen in your bloodstream, producing a more favorable environment for organ performance. Increased blood pressure and circulation also enable your skin to fight bacteria and infections much more effectively, resulting in younger-looking skin and improved immunological function.

By pushing yourself out of your comfort zone in this way, you can benefit your mind and body. Skydiving’s after-effects often generate a sense of joy. The feeling of accomplishment and calm following the landing is strong. By taking risks and attempting new things daily, you can learn something new. When you take the “great jump,” you discover that life is not nearly as hazardous or frightening as you imagined. Skydiving will teach you that nothing in life is impossible.



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Ben Moneke

Ben Moneke


With an extensive background in modern design and architecture, Ben Moneke leads The Artwork in Southern California and works with clients across the globe.