The health benefits of hot air balloon rides

The last thing most people think about when booking one of the many hot air balloon rides available in the UK is their health, but surprisingly, taking a ride in a hot air balloon can have some excellent benefits. This makes it not only a fun experience, but one that could contribute towards keeping yourself in good condition.

Inflating and deflating the balloon

Many of the best hot air balloon companies give their passengers the opportunity to help out with the inflation and deflation of the hot air balloon. Both of these tasks could easily be said to constitute a vigorous workout, especially when you consider the sheer size of the average hot air balloon, and the distance one would have to walk in order to unpack, roll out, and then pack away again.

Up in the air

Of course, being airborne is also extremely good for general health. As you will probably know, hot air balloon rides expose you to a higher quality of fresh air than you are likely to experience on the ground. This has numerous benefits, including increasing energy, producing a higher level of serotonin – the hormone that promotes happiness – and fostering a general sense of wellbeing.

Obviously, we know that hot air balloon rides are unlikely to contribute to your daily health and wellbeing, unless you happen to be a hot air balloon pilot, however, the benefits of even short rides are obvious, and can make a positive change to your health and fitness regime.

One Response to “The health benefits of hot air balloon rides”

  • Ashley says: September 25th, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    I thought that it was interesting when you said that some hot air balloon companies will allow their passengers to help out with inflating the balloons. I have been thinking about going on a hot air balloon ride but I have been worried that I wouldn’t be able to enjoy the full experience. I will be sure to consider finding a company that will let me help them inflate the balloon so that I can enjoy all aspects of the process.

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