If you’ve been considering taking up a fun, healthy outdoor activity, we can highly recommend investing in a jetski. Jet skiing is not only a great way to generate an adrenaline rush. It’s also an exercise that comes with a range of benefits for your physical and mental health. Here are five reasons your body and mind will thank you for stepping onto a jetski.
Operating a jetski is a very effective cardiovascular workout. Holding on and steering at high speed as your jetski zips across the water requires a fair amount of effort. That means exerting a bit of a challenge on your heart and lungs, thus improving your cardiovascular functioning and increasing your endurance. Good cardiovascular exercise is beneficial for your entire body and mind. It allows blood to flow quicker and more easily to extremities, carrying nutrients in and taking toxins out.
Maintaining your balance on a fast-moving machine as it cuts through difficult waves is no mean feat. Keeping yourself on your feet or securely seated – depending on the model of jetski you have – requires a lot of balance. As you navigate your away around the water, turning, changing your speed, you need to master your balance. That will benefit you in any number of other activities too.
Ask anyone who has spent a few hours on a jetski and they will tell you their legs, glutes, arms, abs, shoulders and other major muscle groups are good and stiff the next day. This is not surprising. Holding and steering a jetski requires the engagement of pretty much all your muscles. This builds strength and tone. Your abs, in particular, will feel the burn and benefit and the tone will start to show after regular skiing.
When you are jet skiing, you need to keep your eye on the water. You need to know where you’re going and direct your attention towards steering there. You need to keep a sharp lookout for potential hurdles and steer around them. This develops concentration skills and helps keep your mind focused and alert.
Stress is probably the biggest health risk many people will experience. The best way to relieve stress is to take part in physical activities that open the safety valve for all that pent-up tension. Getting on a jetski is a perfect example of that. It’s fairly intense physically and it’s enormous fun.
So, you now you know why you ought to have a jetski, take a look at our range to find out which one is right for you. For more information, contact us and let’s talk about one of the most fun and beneficial leisure investments you can ever make.