Clay pigeon shooting is one of the most satisfying sports that requires your undivided attention. There are various health benefits attached to shooting clay birds. From muscle building to the improvement of your mental health, clay pigeon shooting is great for your overall wellness. This should give you an extra push to give clay pigeon shooting a try if you haven’t already.
At Avalanche Adventure, we have put together a list of the various health benefits of clay pigeon shooting. To your surprise, you will see how amazing some flying targets can be for your well-being.
Let’s take a look!
1. Strengthens Muscles
For successful clay bird shooting, you need to have a firm grip on your gun. As you practice holding your gun, you strengthen your hands, arms and shoulders.
While you might be too occupied keeping an eye on your target, you unknowingly engage and work the muscles in these body parts and in the process, building your strength. You might not notice this as you stand and aim but you work your entire body trying to maintain your balance while countering the release of the gun’s force.
You can work your core and also improve your posture as you engage your back and abdominal muscles. With all the work that your body does, you will build your bone density which means you can keep osteoporosis from developing in later life.
2. Gives You Balance and an Energy Boost
We do not think much about our balance as we use it for simple routine tasks like climbing the stairs. What we forget is that our balance usually declines as we become older. This is why nasty falls are more common in people over the age of 65.
The good news is that we can fight this decline, perhaps even prevent it completely by making our core and leg muscles stronger. With enough practice, you will notice a definite improvement in your balance which can help you in your everyday life.
3. Improves Your Mental Wellbeing
When it comes to our health, physical wellbeing usually takes precedence over mental health. This means, the symptoms of mental illnesses often take a backseat. Clay pigeon shooting makes you focus solely on your target. This means your brain gets a break from its usual thought patterns that are linked with anxiety, stress and other mental conditions.
Shooting requires you to concentrate with all your being and stay in the present moment while being more in sync with your body which means you notice the most subtle things. When you start picking on such subtleties, you can practice mindfulness more diligently.
At Avalanche Adventure our activity centre in Leicester has an open space with a view of the countryside that’s perfect for a clay pigeon shooting escapade.
4. Makes You More Happy and Cheerful
While shooting your target will do wonders for your happiness, in the long run, the exercise involved with clay pigeon shooting will have a much greater impact on your overall happiness. You will be more disciplined mentally which means you’ll have better control over your distraction. Over time this will improve your mood and you can bid your stressful and anxious feelings adieu.
When you visit our shooting range regularly, your body will be getting enough exercise which means you will produce enough serotonin that helps alleviate your mood.
Since clay pigeon shooting is an outdoor activity, you will be out amidst nature which is known to have a positive impact on your mental wellbeing. Since exercise is a package deal with clay pigeon shooting, it is the perfect activity to improve both mental and physical health which in turn will increase your level of happiness.
Contact Avalanche Adventure to Book Your Slot
With so many health benefits to its credit, clay pigeon shooting is one of the most effective outdoor activities that you can enjoy. At Avalanche Adventure, we have other outdoor activities like quad biking, off-road driving, 4×4 play days, camping and more that provide a welcome break from your routine. Take your pick from the range of activities we offer and book yourself a slot right now!
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