There are many indoor and outdoor activities that will benefit our health in terms of fitness. Many people frequent the gym for their daily dose of endorphin boosting and heart pumping exercise but there are some activities that people enjoy that have a whole load of benefits. In this article we will look at rock climbing and discuss the benefits of rock climbing both physical and mental. Get your Scruffs boots ready and come take a climb with us.
People enjoy the benefits of rock climbing for different reasons; some enjoy the total body workout, some the community factor and some like the competition factor. Whatever the reason, there are considerable health benefits of rock climbing. Getting and staying fit is a huge benefit of both indoor rock climbing and outdoor. Obviously outdoor rock climbing benefits include exposing your lungs and mind to clean, fresh air which helps with the respiratory system and any problems it may have. Other health benefits of rock climbing are; dynamic muscle strength, you use every muscle of your body in a different way which both conditions it and tones it. Flexibility, which is great for posture, stretching, balance and coordination which will benefit you in any other sport you participate in and which helps with core body strength. Another positive benefit is mental and physical focus. We all live quite crazy lives and we need to calm our minds and center ourselves. Keeping the mind focused means that all the stresses of your daily routine fade away. Stress can harm our health in many ways and keeping our stress levels down will help us live a healthier and happier life.
Other benefits or rock climbing are the community and reward factor. You get to be involved in something you enjoy with other likeminded people and accomplishing a hard climb will fulfill you. If you have ever had a wanting to possibly try rock climbing, we hope after reading this article you go ahead and enjoy all of the benefits of rock climbing and the joy it brings. We recommend getting yourself a good pair of tough Scruffs trousers and a pair of efficient climbing shoes as this is incredibly important. Happy climbing.