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Recreational Gun Therapy; Physical & Mental Health Benefits of Going to Shooting Range

There are countless benefits to those who regularly attend the shooting range. Improving your skills, form, aim, and other shooting techniques are just the tip of the iceberg. There are countless advantages that go beyond boosting your shooting attributes and today, we at Shooting Range Industries would like to share the additional physical and mental health benefits you gain from spending time at your shooting range.

Shooting Range Therapy; Reasons to Go a Gun Range

1) Reliance: Having confidence in abilities promotes many character facets. Those that responsibly own a gun, and choose to carry, need to continually build their skills and talents in order to ensure the safety of others. As you continue to grow, your confidence reflects your abilities, giving the courage and determination to intervene in situations that may or may not require wielding a firearm.
2) Stress relief: When participating in your shooting activities on the range, adrenaline spikes is a normal reaction. Proven to diminish the burden of stress, the adrenaline rushes are good for the body. Not only will they help subdue stress, but the adrenaline also enhances blood, helping the liver break down glycogen that feeds the muscles, offering more fuel for the body.
3) Posture and balance: Shooting ranges encourage shooters, no matter their experience levels to take slow, controlled, aim and follow through during shooting drills and exercises. As a result, the core muscles are being used and they promote better posture and improved balancing. For proper growth while you practice shooting, the improvement on proper posture pinpoints the abdominal muscles that can often correct the chronic back pain caused by lower back pressure from poor posture. Balance allows for more coordination as well.
4) Heightened physical traits: People are losing a lot of physical strength with constant companions of electronic gadgets, smartphones, tables, computers, and video games. There are many traits that will naturally build spending time on the range, such as hand-eye coordination, stamina growth, fine motor skills, and strength just from the drills and shooting exercises common on the range. For example, keeping your weapon steady for proper aiming and repeated drawing from holster to target alone will naturally build the arm strength. The eye sight and hand-to-eye coordination being exercised as you focus down range on your target and surrounding areas. With busy lifestyles and often working at a desk, many physical attributes are improved spending time on the range 1-2 times a week.
5) Mental development: Most experienced firearm shooters agree that shooting activities consist of 90% mental. When dealing in situations that require firing your weapon, the brain evolves and sharpens many aspects such as mathematics, logistics, and a creative thinking demand, along with deeper concentration, and problem-solving skills. Using your preferred hobby can significantly improve your mental development.
6) Self defense: It is well within your rights to obtain your concealed weapon permit as the 2nd amendment protects the rights to bear arms. For those that want the responsibility of gun ownership, whether it is for a chosen career or for sport, you have the opportunity to use your firearm through legal methods to prevent injury and death from malicious-minded people.

Custom Shooting Ranges for Firearm Practice, Training & Recreational Gun Activities

Shooting ranges can be a fun, yet practical way to spend your time improving your skills and reaping the additional benefits it has to offer. Shooting Range Industries designs and builds custom shooting ranges. Contact us today!

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