The Medical Benefits of Hoverboards
September 11, 2019
Hoverboards, also known as self-balancing scooters were introduced a few years ago in the market, and while people thought their popularity would die out after a few months, based on sales alone, it is safe to say that hoverboards plan on staying for a while longer. There are a lot of advantages that come with owning a hoverboard and you will find people of all ages using it, however, for the sake of this article, we are going to just focus on the medical or physical benefits of owning a hoverboard.
It might seem a little counter-intuitive to say that hoverboards are good for your health or physique since they tend to if not eliminate, then significantly reduce how much walking one has to do, but there are a bunch of advantages that come out of using them.
- The most obvious advantage that comes with using a hoverboard is that it improves your balance significantly. This is because you have to make sure to distribute your weight equally when using a hoverboard. Plus, one aspect of maintaining proper balance is making sure that your back is straight, and that leads to the second advantage which is the fact that our posture is drastically improved as well.
- Since we have to keep our body upright and balanced when using a hoverboard, we are actually working a lot of muscles in our body, so it is also a great way to build muscle strength, especially around the legs.
- Hoverboards also rely on your flexibility and reflexes in order to navigate and make proper turns. So using a hoverboard actually ends up improving your reflexes, so your reaction time in general also improves.
These benefits do tend to seem minor at first, but they end up paying off in the long run.