5 FUN ACTIVITIES FOR ADRENALINE JUNKIES - The Smiling Heart

5 FUN ACTIVITIES FOR ADRENALINE JUNKIES

Truth be told, living a normal life can get easily monotonous and boring. Waking up, going to work or school, repeat, for the several months is a routine that can get quite exhausting. That’s why we have hobbies that allow us to spend our energies on other projects that we are passionate about and get out of that rut. This keeps us motivated.

There are some people who enjoy chilled indoor activities while others are always on the hunt for the next thing to keep their blood pumping and adrenaline flowing. They find the adventure of engaging in activities with some levels of danger to them quite thrilling and attractive.

If you belong to the latter group, below is a list of adrenaline-rush activities for your enjoyment.

Skydiving

Jumping out of airplanes is one of the most common activities for adrenaline junkies. There is no need to tell you that is one of the scariest things you can ever do. Simply put; jumping out of an airplane flying over 10,000 feet above ground will leave your screaming like a baby – in a good way. It is exciting, and it will get your adrenaline pumping!

If you are a first-timer, the skydiving club you are at will usually have an expert skydiver to ‘fly’ with you, attached to your back to help you operate the parachute and control your speed of descent.

Shooting range

You don’t have to own a gun to take up shooting as an activity. You don’t even have to be a member of a rifle or shooting club to do it. There are many shooting ranges across the country that you pay an entrance fee to get into, then spend a few more dollars to hire a gun and some ammo, and you are good to go. Most charge an hourly basis, and if you find yourself spending more hours there, then it would be more cost-effective to join the club as a fully-fledged member and enjoy membership discounts and other benefits.

If you are thinking of buying one for yourself, you can check Air Rifle Center for recommendations.

Rock climbing

Full disclosure – rock climbing is physically intensive, and you need to be in good shape to fully enjoy it. You can take up rock climbing outdoors on a natural rock walls or at indoor artificial rock walls.

The advantage of indoor rock climbing is that they have several levels to cater for various ages and fitness levels. Outdoor rock climbing can be especially challenging for beginners and children.

Archery

Archery is one of the traditional adrenaline sports. Participants use bows to shoot arrows at a target, usually a bull’s eye.

Advanced technology has enabled the making of more complex bows with reduced drag and improved accuracy, a big improvement from the traditional bows used by the early humans for hunting.

Water Rafting

Actually, the full name is white water rafting. The white is in reference to the color of water when it encounters turbulence due to a steep change of gradient along the river’s course.

This needs a team though. You sail an inflatable boat called a raft on a river. The thrill comes from fighting the water and the changing gradient of the river.