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Though you may think of ziplining as something people only do on vacations and corporate retreats, it also provides a healthy, affordable escape from daily stress. These days, everyone could use a break from their responsibilities, and unique experiences are one of the best ways to improve your mental well-being.

Ziplining quite literally changes your perspective by allowing you to see the world from a bird’s-eye view – all against a breathtaking backdrop. If you’ve always been curious about ziplining and wondered about trying it for yourself, here’s what you need to know.

What Happens on a Zipline Tour?

Life comes at you fast, especially when you’re zooming high above the ground at up to 40 miles an hour. As one of the most thrilling experiences you can have, ziplining combines the speed and excitement of a theme park ride with stunning forest scenery and rolling hills. Stepping off a tall platform and allowing gravity to take over isn’t something you do every day, which is what makes it so extraordinary.  

Of course, soaring above the trees is ideal for adrenaline junkies, but even if you don’t typically challenge yourself, there’s no better way to broaden your horizons than whizzing down a zipline with the wind in your face. It’s the perfect pairing of excitement and safety. At Adventureworks, our professional guides will provide helmets, sturdy harnesses and other protective gear to ensure your well-being while you focus on having the time of your life.    

Health Benefits of Ziplining

Many Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors, breathing stuffy air that can be full of recirculated allergens and other unhealthy contaminants. You’ll do your body and mind a favor by going outside and surrounding yourself with nature. Sunshine helps stimulate vitamin D production to elevate your spirit. Spending time outdoors in the fresh air is a natural mood-boosting activity that can lower your blood pressure and anxiety levels. And when you add ziplining to the mix, going outdoors becomes even more exhilarating.

Ziplining gives you unforgettable views of a forest canopy from a never-before-seen vantage point. A zipline adventure takesyou out of your comfort zone and provides a brand-new experience, giving you a sense of accomplishment. In that way, the novelty of going ziplining is simultaneously memorable and motivational.

In addition to all those advantages, ziplining gets you physically active, increasing the blood flow and oxygen supply to your brain. For example, you’ll have to walk and climb stairs to get to the ziplining platform, which will get your heart pumping.  

Book Your Adventure Today

Adventureworks has been inspiring people and leading change since 1987. With four locations conveniently close to major metropolitan areas, our zipline courses are accessible for families, couples, individuals, and large groups. We also offer team-building activities designed to bring you and your employees closer together by solving shared problems, taking what you learn back to the workplace with you. To book your next incredible experience, contact us today.