Check out this great article by By Siya Rajan on the health benefits of Slacklining!
It’s kind of amazing to see a group of people taking turns to walk across a slackline tied from one tree to another. Not just for professional performer’s anymore, slacklining has become a fun activity to enjoy among friends that will put your balance to the test.
Although slacklining may seem like pure entertainment for onlookers, it brings multiple physical and mental health benefits for the athlete.
Slacklining might be the secret to targeting the necessary skills that will come in handy when we are older, such as balance.
Benefits of Slacklining
Give this exciting activity a go and see how it transforms your health, for the better.
1. Improves Balance
The act of walking across a rope with nothing to hold on to puts your balance to the ultimate test. A slackline will encourage you to maintain balance and coordination so you don’t fall off the line. This improved balance will be very beneficial for you, especially when you are older.
2. Strengthens Core Muscles
Regularly practicing slacklining will strengthen your core. Your core is tight and engaged during this activity as you balance across the slackline, thus strengthening it in the process.
3. Prevents Injuries
With improved balance, you protect yourself from engaging in unnecessary falls and trips that could lead to serious injuries in the future. The activity works to improve joint stability, which further helps to maximize performance and reduces the risk of injuries.
4. Enhances Concentration and Focus
Slacklining requires a lot of focus and concentration and you successfully make it across the line. Thus, you constantly enhance your concentration skills and improve your attention span over time. This will be beneficial during your day-to-day routine.
4. Promotes Relaxation
The art of slacklining can put you in a relaxing state of mind and calm you down. This helps in promoting a positive state of mind and helps to boost mental health. Additionally, slacklining is usually done outside, and being out in nature further soothes and enlightens the mind.
5. Boosts Social Interactions
A social activity that brings all your friends together, slacklining will be the perfect excuse to hang out and grab a meal post-workout. Your friends will be great motivators to encourage you to make it to the end and keep you determined even if you fall off.
6. Improves Posture
The technique of engaging in this activity forces you to improve your posture as you use your core and back muscles to support you. Correct poor posture and strengthen your spine by incorporating slacklining into your workout routine.
7. Helps with Memory
Studies have found that slacklining can help to boost memory function as it targets the structural and functional plasticity of the hippocampus, which is the area of the brain that is responsible for memory.
If you’ve never tried slacklining before, head out to the beach or a park and get going. Slacklines and ropes are affordable, easy to set up and will leave you with a lot of health benefits in the long run.
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