Exercising on a treadmill five times a week may be a practical solution for those who don’t like to get trapped in the rain and hot weathers. But to others with adventurous souls, such an idea of working out may sound like torture because there will be only the same views, people, and situations every day. We call this group, “the thrill-seekers.” To them, exercising must give them ‘real challenge’. If you share such a personality trait, then this article is for you.
Martial arts involve a great range of muscle movements and endurance training. Besides, if you can master a martial art, not only will it benefit your health but also your wellbeing. You’ll learn disciplines, self-control, and how to handle situations in a crisis.
The first martial art that you can try is boxing. First, this martial art conditions you to train your eye-muscle coordination. This training is exceptionally beneficial to your cognitive health. Second, boxing is relatively practical to start. You can sign up in a boxing gym nearest to your place, and they have all the big gears prepared for you, like punching bags, protective body gears, and boxing pads. What you need to buy for yourself are mouthguards and boxing shorts for men/training outfits for women.
Second, you should try the art of Krav Maga. Initially developed for Israelian military, this style has gained popularity among regular citizens too. However, Krav Maga does not concern its training with sports. It is more like an art of survival than a martial art. It does have some intense physical exercise, but it focuses more on developing your mindset to overcome a dead-or-alive situation.
Underwater Cave Exploration
Swimming is, of course, a healthy sport. However, swimming from one pool to another will feel redundant and boring after a while. Besides, don’t you know that you can exercise and contribute to nature at the same time through participating in an underwater cave exploration? As an example, in 2018, a group of volunteer underwater cavers discovered Canada’s deepest cave, spanning over 2,198 feet.
First, you need to be certified scuba diver. And after that, you should check IUCRR (International Underwater Cave Rescue and Recovery) for the requirements to be a registered member. After you finish this stage, you can pick caving projects as you wish. It is important to note that marine wildlife is very sensitive. Therefore, anyone who wants to explore that environment must be knowledgable enough about marine biology and safety.
If you don’t have difficulties in staying sharp while falling from a high place, then downhill biking is the right sport for you. There are many competitions worldwide that allow you to explore exotic locations and witness otherworldy-beautiful panorama. However, you may need to train for at least two or three years before you can participate.
As for the health benefits, downhill biking will sharpen your focus and eye-muscle coordination. You need to make a decision in a split second to dodge the obstacles in your path. Also, you will situate your body to compensate for falling, which will improve your body’s flexibility as well.