Hoverboards are mainly used as a fun ride. However, it can equally be a great mode of transportation to take you from one point to another. Since the popularity of hoverboards, everyone seems to be using them.
What many people don’t know is that aside from hoverboards being a fun and easy ride, they can be pretty beneficial for your health, from calorie burning to building muscles and improving posture.
This article will discuss all the health benefits a self-balancing scooter or hoverboard has to offer to riders in detail.
1. Calorie Burning
Although you may think you aren’t burning any calories as you’re only “standing” on the electric scooter board, you burn between 250 and 300 calories for a 30-minute ride! Since you’re required to self-balance on this personal transporter, you’re engaging your core and leg muscles.
In addition, you’re also strengthening your body muscles. All this leads you to burn calories while not profusely sweating, like cycling or running. Even better, an S-shaped hoverboard burns the most calories!
2. Building Muscles
Since you’re actively using not only your core muscles but also your leg, calf, and ankle muscles, you’re actually building muscles in these parts of your body over time. Therefore, if your goal is to build muscles in these areas, riding your hoverboard regularly can help achieve this.
3. Helps the Posture
Poor posture can lead to many complications, like back pain, rounded shoulders, and spinal dysfunction. Riding your hoverboard can facilitate you in fixing your posture.
You are required to maintain an upright posture to ride your personal transporter properly. If you slouch, the onboard sensors won’t accommodate this posture, and you won’t be able to ride. Therefore, you gradually become acclimated to this healthy posture when riding your hoverboard, which leads you to maintain the same posture in everyday life.
4. Boosts Cardiovascular Health
Although jogging, walking, and riding a bicycle are most effective in boosting your cardiovascular health, riding an electric scooter board will also help to some extent.
Along with balancing the hoverboard, you also need to consistently make small movements to control the speed and account for turns. All this will slightly increase your heart rate and give a boost to your overall cardiovascular health.
5. Helps with Concentration and Focus
Hoverboards usually go around 8 to 10 miles per hour (ca. 16 km/h), and some models can even be faster. Considering the speed, you must focus and concentrate at all times to prevent accidents and injuries.
Since your body may be not used to self-balancing ride, you will also need time to adapt to this, and your reflexes will also strengthen during this period. This way, you will be enhancing your concentration skills to help you later in life.
6. Encourages You to Go Outdoors
In addition to the physical health benefits hoverboards offer you, you can also avail of mental health benefits. Owning a hoverboard encourages you to go outside rather than being glued to your electronic devices.
Going outside can facilitate restoring and strengthening your mental capabilities, as well as help you with anxiety and stress. Nothing’s better than inhaling fresh air in lush nature, so having a hoverboard just gives you the right kind of excuse to step outside your house.