Improving your mental health on an electric longboard

Electric longboarding is more than just a fun and eco-friendly ways to get around – it can also help in improving your mental health. Whether you’re commuting to work, cruising through the park, or riding up a challenging hill, electric longboarding can provide a ton of mental health benefits that are sure to improve your overall well-being.

The sense of freedom and independence

One of the most beneficial aspects of electric longboarding is the sense of freedom and independence it provides. When you’re on your board, you’re in control of your own movement, and this can be incredibly empowering. Having the ability to hop on your board and commute through the city empowers people to be free and travel where they need and want to go. If a car is outside your price range for commuting, then electric longboarding may be a more affordable and inspiring way to get you where you need to go.

Making a positive impact on the environment

When we take up a cause that is bigger than ourselves, such as volunteering or becoming more environmentally conscious then we can feel better about the role we play in helping make our community and world a better place. Riding an electric longboard is an eco-friendly alternative to driving a vehicle that consumes fossil fuels and can help you become a part of something bigger than yourself and connect you with others who also want to help the environment.

Improving confidence and self-esteem

It can boost your confidence and self-esteem, as well as provide a sense of accomplishment and pride in your abilities in a similar way that going to the gym makes you feel. If you’ve made physical exercise a part of your routine then you understand how it can help you feel better about yourself over time. Whether you’re accomplishing goals at the gym, like becoming stronger and more agile, or you’re accomplishing goals on your electric longboard, like riding faster or becoming better at carving, constant improvement in any hobby or discipline can give us the self-esteem boost we need and help us feel less anxious about other things happening in our lives.

Mindfulness and being present in the moment

Another benefit of electric longboarding is the opportunity it provides for mindfulness and being present in the moment. As you ride, you have to stay focused and aware of your surroundings, and this can help to take your mind off of any worries or stressors that you’re possibly dealing with. This can lead to a sense of calm and relaxation, as well as help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression.

The presence and adrenaline of riding an electric longboard at high speeds is second to none

Physical exercise

We’ve already touched on physical exercise, but electric longboarding itself is a great form of exercise. Regular physical activity has been shown to have numerous physical and mental health benefits. It can help to improve your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and boost your overall well-being. On the physical side of things, we guarantee that you’ll be using muscles in your legs and core that you forgot you had when you ride one of our boards – similar to when you ski or snowboard. Plus, the fresh air and natural surroundings you encounter while longboarding can further enhance these effects.

Building connections and forming friendships

Electric longboarding can also be a great way to connect with others and form new friendships. Many people who longboard enjoy being part of a community, and this can provide a sense of belonging and support that can be incredibly valuable for your mental health. Take Vancouver Esk8 for example, which is a large group of like-minded people who come together in Vancouver for massive group rides on a regular basis. The group continues to grow and give people a sense of connection with others who share the same passion. Find out more about Vancouver Esk8 on their Facebook page.

Vancouver esk8’s founder, Mahyar, has built many great friendships throughout his years of organizing group rides – check out some of his favorite places to ride in Vancouver. People meet, connect and forge new friendships at Vancouver esk8’s events.

Overall, the benefits of electric longboarding on mental health are numerous and impressive. So why not give it a try and see how it can improve your well-being and happiness? We have had numerous customers reach out to us with gratitude and explain how riding on our boards has helped them improve their life and mental health. It might surprise you just how much it can enhance your overall health and quality of life.

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