The Benefits of the Occasional Adrenaline Rush
Adrenaline is a hormone released in stressful, high-pressure situations. It is part of our body’s natural “fight-or-flight” response system that helped our ancestors quickly react to danger. At first, a rush of adrenaline can create some unpleasant feelings, such as increased heart-rate and sweaty palms, but afterward, many people experience a sense of euphoria.
Stepping out of your comfort zone and experiencing thrilling situations, such as ziplining, can induce the intense feelings of an adrenaline rush. Today, Empower Adventures discusses some of the benefits an adrenaline rush can have on your body and mind.
It Boosts Your Immune System
Studies show that chronic, long-term stress drains your body’s immune system, which explains why we always seem to get sick when we are most busy. But when stress is released in short intervals, such as during an adrenaline rush, your immune system actually improves. By simply signing up for a zipline adventure at one of our Empower Adventures locations, you could potentially help strengthen your body’s defenses.
It Heightens Other Experiences
If you’ve ever enjoyed a scary movie, rode a rollercoaster, or ziplined at Empower Adventures, you may have felt excited, talkative, and even joyous afterward. That’s because an adrenaline rush heightens your senses. Your blood pressure increases, your eyesight improves, and your reflexes quicken. In this state of heightened awareness, any positive or negative feelings you experience will intensify. After ziplining with your friends or family, you set yourself up for a day of positivity and bonding.
Increases Your Self-Confidence
Stepping out of your comfort zone and trying new things is an important part of life. Before a new situation, you may feel nervous or even scared, but afterward, you feel a sense of accomplishment and confidence. This sense of confidence makes you more open to new experiences, increases your likelihood to try new things in the future, and prevents stress, depression, and other negative emotions.
At Empower Leadership, we believe that new, exciting situations develop confident leaders. Our leadership development programs focus on increasing confidence and self-esteem, making distinctions between positive and negative risks, and improving leadership abilities.
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Although adrenaline rushes have physical and mental benefits, not all thrill-seeking is healthy. When seeking an adrenaline rush, make sure you are in a safe, positive space. At Empower Leadership, we are dedicated to offering you adventurous, thrilling experiences in a positive and inspiring environment. We hope that the confidence your receive from Empower Leadership translates into success in your everyday life.
If you are interested in our Empower Adventures locations, leadership development programs, or team building programs, contact Empower Leadership today!