There’s nothing on earth quite like a good adrenaline rush, so we’ve created this website for like-minded people to enjoy, and we encourage you to share your personal stories and experiences. We’ll review heart-pounding activities such as extreme sports, the latest and best action videogames, films, gambling spots, and anything else that gets your adrenal glands pumping. Our contributors are self-confessed adrenaline junkies, always on the lookout for the latest thrill, and with the popularity of extreme sports on the rise, new and exciting activities are appearing all the time.
Adrenaline: Good for your Health?
Recent research by the University of California has confirmed what we adrenaline junkies have known all along: brief episodes of stress are incredibly beneficial to your health. The anxious feeling you experience when you are participating in extreme sports, for example, is your body’s natural flight-or-flight response. This response causes hormones cortisol and adrenaline to be released for a surge of energy which boosts brain power, increasing awareness and alertness, which in turn improves memory and cognitive functioning. Small amounts of short-term stress is not just beneficial for the brain, it has also been proven to reduce damage to RNA and DNA in our bodies because antioxidant mechanisms are given a boost. The hormone cortisol is also known to improve immune function when released in healthy doses.
So, there you have it. Adrenaline causes heightened mental and physical awareness, improves mood, concentration, and may even slow down the aging process. No wonder extreme sports are so addictive!