As we step into a new year, we find ourselves reflecting on personal goals and aspirations, especially when it comes to our health and well-being. If your resolution includes getting healthier, improving your overall fitness, being more active, refining your mental health or any combination of these – allow us to suggest longboarding as an integral part of your approach to achieve your goals.
Here are a few reasons to consider longboarding as a tool to achieve your goals of improving your physical and mental health.
- Full-Body Workout: Longboarding engages multiple muscle groups, providing a full-body workout that goes beyond what traditional exercises offer. From maintaining balance to propelling yourself forward, every push and carve activates your core, legs, and even your arms. It’s a dynamic way to stay fit while having fun.
- Cardiovascular Health: Get your heart pumping! Whether you’re cruising through the neighborhood or tackling a long distance skate, the cardiovascular benefits are undeniable. Longboarding is a fantastic way to improve your cardiovascular health, enhancing endurance and stamina over time.
- Low-Impact Exercise: Unlike some high-impact sports, longboarding is relatively gentle on your joints. This makes it an excellent option for individuals of all ages who are looking for a low-impact yet effective way to stay active. Glide smoothly into your fitness routine without the risk of putting excessive strain on your body.
- Stress Relief and Mental Health: Longboarding isn’t just about physical fitness; it’s also a powerful stress-reliever. Feel the wind in your face as you roll through scenic routes, and let the rhythmic motion of longboarding become a form of meditation. Engaging in outdoor activities has been linked to improved mental health, and longboarding provides the perfect avenue for relaxation and mindfulness.
- Community and Connection: Longboarding events, group rides, and online communities offer a supportive environment where you can connect with like-minded individuals of all levels and experience. The sense of camaraderie and shared experiences make the pursuit of health through longboarding all the more enjoyable.
- Pure stoke: The most important element of bringing together activities that improve mental and physical health is stoke. Longboarding is an essential creator of natural stoke. The more you longboard, the more the stoke builds. The more you longboard, the better your physical and mental health. It’s a positive cycle that is good for you!
As you set your sights on a healthier and more active lifestyle in 2024, consider making longboarding a central part of your New Year’s resolution. It’s a healthy and fun habit that includes physical fitness, mental well-being and pure stoke. At Deviate Board Co., we’re here to accompany you on this exciting journey toward a healthier and happier you. So, grab your board, your helmet, hit the pavement, and roll into the New Year!
We wish you all a healthy, happy and stoked filled new year!
If you need a new longboard to get going (or to motivate you), check out the Deviate line-up here.
Disclaimer: We are not qualified to provide medical advice on how to achieve your goals of a healthier lifestyle. We are solely qualified to build and deliver awesome longboards that we can say with certainty will create pure stoke!