3 Unexpected Benefits of Hoverboarding

We live in a multitasking world. Whether it’s juggling multiple work projects at once or something as simple as cooking and doing the laundry while catching up on our favorite shows. That multitasking spirit carries over to our leisure activities. It needs to be more than just “having fun.” It needs to be more. Having fun + burning calories. Having fun + learning new things. And fortunately, with a hoverboard, you get a lot more benefit than just having fun—as important as that is.

Here are three unexpected benefits of hoverboarding that you may or may not have thought about. But that’s okay—that’s what we’re here for!

Boost Heart Rate and Burn Calories the Fun Way

Young woman standing on a swagBOARD T6 hoverboard in front of a store.
The swagBOARD T6 hoverboard with MASSIVE 10-inch wheels.

Did you know that hoverboarding with hoverboards counts as a form of exercise? Although you aren’t necessarily moving your legs as you would with conventional exercise, you’re still required to maintain your balance and make small movements to control your speed. Plus, when you turn corners and spin around, your legs and core muscles are engaged, which can boost your heart rate and help you burn calories.

In fact, a 30-minute ride can easily help you burn 300 calories! In essence, this makes hoverboarding a form of cardiovascular exercise. And the best part of all, hoverboarding won’t leave you feeling sweaty and exhausted as you would after spending time on the treadmill or elliptical trainer at the gym. Even though hoverboarding might not be quite the same as working out at the gym, you can rest assured that it’s good for your body. And you have the added benefit of it not feeling like work. You’re having fun—and getting your heartrate up in the process. Bonus!

And if you’re intent on upcoming bumps and obstacles, you can’t be worrying about your latest test grade or world politics. So, give your brain a rest from everyday stresses and spend some time away from it all. The swagBOARD T6 with 10-inch wheels and dual 300W motors is the perfect adventure-buddy for your off-roading shenanigans.

Sharpen Focus and Test Reflexes

Young kid squatting down while riding his swagBOARD T1 Pro hoverboard.
The swagBOARD T1 Pro Hoverboard.

When hoverboarding, your concentration and reflexes are tested and strengthened. Our bodies are not used to self-balancing — unless you’re a circus performer — so this makes hoverboarding a stretch for the body. Being forced to engage your core to keep you upright may seem like a challenge, but over time and with improved hoverboarding technique and skill, your balance and focus will improve. And, SWAGTRON® has several models perfect for beginners with enhanced board stabilization and “Safe Stop”  technology, like the swagBOARD T1 Pro.

The faster your hoverboard travels, the quicker your body andbrain must work together. After all, hoverboards can travel at speeds of up to 12 miles per hour. So, in order to remain upright and safe, you better be focusing on what’s going on around you at all times.  This helps improve concentration abilities in adults and kids.

SWAG NOTE: Pay close attention to a hoverboard’s specs. Some are speedier than others, while others still will focus more on balance and control.  It’s something to keep in mind that different hoverboards models can offer different results.

Improve Posture and Help Prevent Back Pain

Woman demonstrating perfect posture while standing on a swagBOARD T1 hoverboard.

Riding a hoverboard is an excellent alternative to some other types of cardiovascular exercise, such as running and cycling. In fact, both of these can lead to poor posture and back pain due to runners and cyclists hunching their backs, which puts a lot of stress and strain on the lower back. And it affects children as well as adults.

On the other hand, riding a hoverboard requires you to stand upright and provides plenty of work for your abdominal muscles. Your back is protected from any unnecessary strain, and your core is strengthened. It’s basically a full-body workout without the sweat. If you want an effective and challenging workout that tests your reflexes, your focus and improves your posture all at the same time, then give hoverboarding a try!

Hoverboards have been insanely popular for a few years now, with even celebrities such as Wiz Khalifa and Justin Bieber using them as a personal method of transportation. A hoverboard isn’t just a hot commodity for children but is great for adults, too. Now, you may be wondering if riding a hoverboard should actually be considered exercise, and indeed, it should. In fact, there are many health benefits of hoverboards — besides getting the kids out of your hair for a while!

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