Do you know that horse riding can have great health benefits, especially when you feel a little blues as it has the ability to putt a smile on your face.
In this article, we will talk about all the reasons why adults should take up the sport.
Horse riding can actively lift our mood, reduce stress and anxiety, improve our physical health, at the same time recharge our energy. All that has been proven in research commissioned by the BHS. In fact, just half an hour of horse related activity, is classed as moderate exercise, which even exerts more energy than playing badminton.
- Mental health
Exercising and spending time with animals can raise levels of the mood-enhancing hormone serotonin, which is good for your body, brain and emotions. Research also shows that psychological benefits of interaction with horses is enormous.
Riders felt more cheerful, relaxed and happy at the same level as discovered anecdotally. Horse riding can manage negative feelings relating to anxiety and depression; at the same time, help with stress reliever and confidence issues.
- Core strength
In order to stay balanced in the saddle you’ll have to learn how to engage your core muscles, so basically your physical heath is improved. Additionally, horse riding is a full body workout which helps to increase our balance as well as our posture as the more regularly you ride.
- Burning calories out of the saddle
You constantly burn calories as you are on the horse as well as off the horse and back at the yard no matter you’re mucking out, grooming, pushing wheelbarrows or carrying buckets. It is physical that challenges every one who work in an office environment.
- Friendly competition
Riding does have a competitive nature; however, getting in competitions can lead to new friendships. Sharing, talking while competing is a great way to expand your network.