3 Surprising Health Benefits of Ziplining

Need a dose of excitement, adrenalin and exhilaration in your life? From exercise, eating healthy to spiritual and mental wellness, people today are thinking about better ways to take care of their exhausted bodies and anxious minds. While there are many ways of pursuing a healthier mind and body, would you believe that ziplining is one of them? Finding reasons to strap on a harness and go ziplining in nature is easy, but there is also a range of health benefits.

#1 An excellent exercise for relieving stress

Did you know that the best way to relieve stress is by doing something new and exciting? While getting a good amount of clean, pollution-free air is good for cleansing the lungs, it is also good for cleansing the mind. Delivering more than just breathtaking views, as you experience the thrilling rush of zipping from the treetops, it’s a great way to clear your mind and focus on the moment, leaving all the stresses of the world behind. An absorbing experience that affords you to focus on the now, instead of yesterday and tomorrow, ziplining allows you to view your world from a new perspective, while you’re travelling at speeds of up to 50 miles per hour.

#2 Burn calories while high in the air

Did you know that you can burn about 229 calories with just 30 minutes of ziplining? As surprising as this may sound, you do a lot of physical work when in the air. A cardiovascular workout good for both the heart and the metabolism – not only will this adventure help to reduce the dangers of high blood pressure and heart disease, but your body breaks quite a sweat, which burns calories, all while having the best time of your life.

#3 Increases self-esteem and a sense of accomplishment

While it’s true that one of the best ways to reduce stress is by venturing into something new and exciting, there’s also a huge sense of accomplishment. Many people are afraid of heights, but there is no better way of conquering a fear than by diving right into it. When you’ve completed a zip line tour, you will feel mentally and emotionally stronger than ever. Yes, there is no greater sense of accomplishment when you land at the bottom and look up to see where you’ve come from. You will experience a sense of pride and joy, which will leave you confident and hungry to brave other fears.

Adding that little extra to peoples lives…

Fun, easy and safe for anyone between the ages of 7—70 years, ziplining adds that little something extra to people’s lives. With its popularity reaching many countries, ziplining can now be found in Constantia Nek in Cape Town, Sunlaws Estate in Centurion, Melrose Park in Johannesburg, Pretoria East, Honingnestkrans in Pretoria North, and at Timberlake Organic Village on the Garden Route. As the largest tree canopy tour family in the Southern Hemisphere, Acrobranch offers a healthy, memorable adventure.