Chronic stress from our busy lives can have disastrous effects on our health. Since stressful situations can be inescapable most of the time, it is essential to get stress relief measures in place.
Vinka goes shooting: 5 benefits of shooting at a gun range
The 'Bailando' singer went commando at a private gun shooting range posting pictures of herself in casual wear with a firearm. "Happy new month remember not to mess with me 😂😂," she said. Apart from making you look badass, there are several benefits associated with gun shooting at a range. So next time you are making an adventure itinerary, consider gun shooting at a range.
Believe it or not, going to a shooting range can be relaxing and enjoyable. Here are a few reasons why shooting at the range should be included on the list of your stress relievers.
1. Improved self-confidence
If you’ve ever started as an inexperienced newbie at anything and worked at becoming a pro or felt the rush of trying something new, you know how that is an incredible confidence booster. Handling firearms and shooting in a controlled environment can be rewarding for your self-esteem and the great care that goes into the experience can give your mind a break and space to feel safe and in control.
Knowing your way around a firearm can give a significant boost to your confidence.
2. Increased hand-eye coordination
One of the more impressive traits we’ve been gifted through evolution is hand-eye coordination. Our ability to focus on something and have our brains instruct our hands and fingers to perform complex tasks is incredible, especially at the highest levels.
Focusing on a target, aiming, and sending a round toward it all take significant hand-eye coordination. This helps you find your dominant eye, become a more skilled marksman, and improve your focus.
3. Increased social interaction
Ranges are a great place to meet new people, make friendships that can last a lifetime, and even improve your skills by watching others perform at high levels. Becoming part of a community that enjoys shooting just as much as you do can be therapeutic in many ways.
4. Change of scenery
A gun shooting range is undeniably an unusual set-up with unusual gear. This new environment offers a new experience that most people never come across. It is also a way of switching up from being cooped up in the house, the office, and the entertainment centre you frequent. So take all that pent-up energy and leave it all on the range.
5. Having fun
Shooting is known to release endorphins and have a real biological effect on our bodies. The shooting range can be a place to have fun and the concept of play is hugely important to achieving a healthy mental state and arriving at balance in your life.
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