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3 Surprising Health Benefits of Axe Throwing

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health benefits of axe throwing

The health benefits of axe throwing are really, really outstanding. Not only is it a fun pastime that’s rapidly gaining popularity in the states, but it’s also an easy way to burn off calories without feeling like you’re “working out.” 

JD’s Hideaway in Mankato, MN., and Altus, OK., gives you the top three health benefits of axe throwing that might surprise you! 

1. Work Your Arms, Core, Back, Lats & Legs 

The functional motion of throwing an axe activates the arm muscles, shoulders, core, calves, and hamstrings. 

Although it’s no substitute for a traditional workout, throwing an axe is a great way to get in some light, functional exercise in a fun, upbeat environment. When you go to a gym, you’re there to exercise first and socialize second. 

But axe throwing venues provide a hangout spot where you can socialize first, THEN burn off some calories second.

You’ll have so much fun that you’ll be surprised that 60 minutes have gone by so fast. Not only that, axe throwing is an indoor activity and can be enjoyed all year long. 

2. Stress Relief 

The act of throwing an axe into a porous wooden target board (and even hitting the bullseye) releases endorphins, chemicals in the brain that elevate your mood.

Not only that, but it’s also a great dopamine hit — stimulating the area of the brain responsible for pleasure, reward, and motivation. 

It’s not just the activity itself that relieves stress, it’s the location. JD’s Hideaway in Altus, Oklahoma, and Mankato, Minnesota, both offer a vibrant, spacious setting to meet up, laugh, and have a great time.

It’s the perfect break from the office or classroom. 

3. Community & Social Connection 

Mental health is just as important as physical health. Being socially engaged and connected is a critical part of living a holistic, healthy lifestyle. That means stepping outside of your comfort zone and interacting with others (preferably in a fun setting).

According to some social research, people with large social networks are 45% less likely to die. And those who had supportive, strong relationships lived longer than their isolated counterparts. 

You can build stronger connections with people through common interests and shared experiences.

Axe throwing games are a unique, memorable experience that helps you to bond and connect with friends, family, and co-workers. 

Plus, you might get some bragging rights and a shared memory when it’s all said and done. 

Book Your Next Event at JD’s Hideaway

Consider booking your next special event at JD’s Hideaway! We host birthdays, graduations, bachelor/bachelorette parties, and more. Contact us today for more information about our Altus and Mankato locations.