Health and Exercise Benefits of a Skydive

Health and Exercise Benefits of a Skydive

Published: August 11, 2021

Skydiving is so much more than a thing you do just once. Sure, everyone should do it at least once, and if you only jump out of an airplane to experience freefall a single time in your life, that is great. Yet skydiving is a lifestyle, a hobby, an obsession, and for some even a serious competitive sport.

These different ways that you can engage with skydiving grow from the simple fact that it is an amazing thing to do, and even a single jump contains a lot of health benefits you can use. Jumping out of airplanes is both simple and complicated all at the same time, and while your first tandem skydive is designed to be highly accessible and straightforward, the more you examine what is involved the more you will discover. Here are some of the health and exercise benefits contained within a skydive.


A skydive happens quite fast. A freefall from our typical exit altitude of 12,000 feet lasts around 40 seconds - although we do also offer the option to go higher if you wish - and the parachute ride takes a few minutes. The way skydivers get the most out of this time is by making sure they know exactly what they are going to do when they go up.

This attitude, knowing the plan and doing the plan, starts from jump number one, and while the tasks you have to perform as a tandem student are pretty easy, you need to do them in the right way at the right time. Your pre-jump training will give you everything you need to know, and this overall approach to the advantages of thorough preparation is a benefit you can carry with you back out into the world.


Enjoyable skydiving is about being aware of everything going on around you. Again, it is quite simple - pick a nice day with favorable conditions and go jump. However, the attention to detail required to make it look and feel easy is layered and important, which is what the professionals are for.

As a tandem skydiving student, you are not expected to know things above and beyond what you need to simply absorb the thrill and enjoy your jump, but if you are curious and want to know more about what is involved, your instructor will happily share some interesting insights into the process. What you definitely will notice is that when you go skydiving, your body and brain function on a way higher level than they usually do, able to absorb information and process actions faster - another surprising realization you can take away with you.


Jumping out of an airplane feels good, and it is also an active process. You are not required to be super fit to do a skydive, but with better general health and wellbeing, you will get more from it. Thrilling and intense experiences trigger our bodies to behave more efficiently, releasing beneficial chemicals into our systems that can have both immediate and lasting effects on how we feel and function.

One jump will not help your fitness much, other than via the realization that the world is full of things that can make you feel this way - and the fitter and healthier you are, the more of them you can do. Remember though, skydiving is the original and best. Nothing else is quite as good as falling from an airplane at 120 miles per hour.

Even one skydive contains very real and useful health benefits, which can change your life for the better. Here at Skydive OC, we want everyone to experience this first hand, and we are fully equipped with everything you need to make your first jump both as awesome as possible - and the best possible representation of everything skydiving can do for you. Contact us to book your jump today!

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