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Hoverboard to Better Health

By Brandi Goodman 

Hoverboards have become popular in recent years. It's for good reason. These machines do much more than provide an easy ride to wherever you need to go. They can also be great for your health. Give one a try and see how much fun you'll have getting exercise.

Burning Calories

You'll be using your muscles when you hoverboard. You have to keep your core tight and strong if you hope to maintain your balance. You may need to lean from side to side in order to turn yourself in the opposite direction. Doing this will help you to burn some calories. Though it won't be a ton, it will still be worthwhile -- especially if you remain on the board for some time.

Improving Posture

Hoverboarding is great for improving posture. You can't slouch or slump as you stand on a hoverboard. Instead, you have to maintain your balance and keep yourself upright if you have any hope of moving. Maintaining your balance like this and having to really focus on how you're standing is great for posture. Get used to it while riding and you'll start to be more conscious of it in your daily life as well.

Enhancing Mental Health

Your mental health matters just as much as your physical health. Riding a hoverboard can be fun. It will get you exercising, which releases endorphins that boost mood. Spending time outside in the sun is also beneficial to mental health. Take your board outside and ride and experience the joy and other benefits it offers.

Building Concentration Skills

Concentration skills are important in life. Build on them by riding a hoverboard. You have to really focus on the activity you're doing so you can stay upright and watch out for any obstacles. Maneuvering your way through a path will require complete attention. Building on this skill now can help you tremendously later and keep your brain strong.

Most people believe they're taking the easy way out by riding a hoverboard. Rather than walking, you're simply standing on a board and being transported. Right? This couldn't be further from the truth. You have to engage your core, keep your balance, and use muscle control to help propel yourself forward or turn in another direction. Hoverboard to better health and get more exercise than you could've realized.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Rock Hill, S.C. 

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