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Want to try skydiving or maybe you’re weighing the pros and cons of tandem skydiving? Well, add ‘major health benefits’ to your list of pros! Skydiving health benefits include physical and also ultra positive mental and spiritual benefits.

When you’re preparing for your tandem skydive, consider taking time to reflect on the stressors of daily life so you can cast them to the wind and cleanse them from your mind, body, and soul while on your ‘sky’ journey.

Young woman tandem skydiver smiles during beautiful skydive over the Florida Keys

Why You Should Skydive

Tandem skydiving offers a unique way to conquer your fears and experience the thrill of a once-in-a-lifetime bird’s eye view – and it’s safer than you might think.

Skydiving allows you an incomparable opportunity to see the world from a whole new perspective. Not just literally – skydiving urges you to question what is really important and helps you gain a little clarity in your own life. You’ll learn a lot about yourself that you never realized before and find a new appreciation for the little things.

Not only that – skydiving gives you a unparalleled mood boost that can only be achieved by trusting a stranger and jumping out of a ‘perfectly good airplane.’ You’ll be forced to challenge yourself to resist the urge of those fight-or-flight responses, meet the moment, and give fully yourself to the experience. Gnarly!

Physical Health Benefits of Skydiving

Skydiving is considered a sport, and it comes with all of the physical benefits that one would gain from any other sport – just in a different way. The freefall portion alone has a way of engaging muscles that you probably didn’t even know you had!

Sport jumpers especially reap the benefits of the skydiving workout – lifting heavy gear, running back and forth from the landing area to the hangar, flying in the sky, using their arms and core to steer the parachute, landing, and even packing the parachute. It’s fulfilling, and can be exhausting. Skydivers are usually pretty fit people with enviable stamina and endurance (physically and mentally).

Female enjoying tandem skydiving outstretches her arm and smiles with glee during free fall

Skydiving Effects on the Brain

The positive effects of skydiving on the brain is the real reason why we keep jumping! The euphoric feeling you have following a skydive, is truly like no other. We can’t think of anything else that quite compares to that feeling of complete bliss and utter joy; it’s true happiness.

The moment of “nirvana” you experience when skydiving is created from the release of dopamine, serotonin, adrenaline, and endorphins in response to your fight-or-flight system being triggered. These chemicals increase oxygen uptake, improve brain function, bolster overall strength capabilities, and even improve memory and attention even after your skydive. These benefits last 20 to 60 minutes following a skydive. Soak it all up! Revel in complete clarity and tranquility!

Does Skydiving Help With Anxiety?

One would think that skydiving would trigger anxiety – but actually it has a singular way to challenge your response to stress, which can help you when handling anxiety in your everyday life. Skydiving is a great way to train your brain to deal with stress rather than avoiding it with coping mechanisms. Talk about therapy!

Skydiving improves your response to stress which then causes you to be less anxious and more even-keeled when making important decisions. You’ll be pushed to focus only on right here, right now – simply because nothing else can possibly matter except for making a successful skydive. You’ll find that this mental cleanse will seep into other aspects of your life and all of the sudden, making decisions to improve your quality of life become easier!

Skydiving has long-term effects too. The tremendous sense of accomplishment, empowerment and reclamation you experience after a skydive translates to better overall performance, improved self-confidence, and a greater satisfaction in life. Amazing.

You’ll see what we’re talking about when you book your tandem skydive at one of the most beautiful drop zones in the world – Skydive Key West! Blue skies.

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