The science behind the "rush"

Adrenaline Rush and Skydiving

Wondering just what happens to your brain and body when you go sky diving? Any adrenaline junkie knows just how much jumping out of a plane can make them feel a whole lot different! The release of serotonin, adrenaline, and dopamine all contribute to the amazing "high" that people experience when they go sky diving. Let's take a closer look.

A Truly Chemical Reaction
It's true that your brain is majorly affected by a skydive. Because our brains are wired to react to danger and other triggers by secreting adrenaline, dopamine, and serotonin, it only makes sense that people would experience those sensations when skydiving! Although you aren't in danger, your brain senses that you are doing something new and exciting. A fight or flight mechanism is set-off whenever our brains are confronted with a new and exciting situation with unknown outcomes.

Enjoy the ride!
Once your body and brain realize that you aren't in any danger, dopamine is released. This is the "feel good" part of the experience. Dopamine is known to brighten moods, increase creativity, and provide you with a new perspective on life. When you go sky diving you get to experience a full range of emotions in a very compressed time frame. This is another reason why so many people get hooked on sky diving! If you are looking for a new way to challenge yourself and venture out of your comfort zone, it's time to give sky diving a try.

Ready to give yourself a major adrenaline boost? Contact the team at Gold Coast Sky Diving today and schedule your next jump!