Health Benefits of Going to the Shooting Range

March 10th, 2020

We all know that heading to the shooting range can be incredibly fun, but did you know that there are also some great health benefits of firing a gun?

Here are 3 health benefits that you experience from shooting at the range:

  1. Improving your eyesight - Your eyes experience fatigue throughout the day from looking at computers, phones, and tablets, which leads to stress on your eyes. When our eyes are staring at screens all day, the eye muscles are not working and can cause imbalances in your vision. Firing a gun at the shooting range can help you develop proper sight alignment and use all of the muscles in your eyes. 
  2. Gain physical strength - Firing a gun helps increase the strength in your arms and wrists. Because you have to hold the gun steady, your upper body will increase in strength and stability. Your core will also get stronger from your visits to the firing range. Since your shooting stance involves finding your center, remaining still, and keeping your weight balanced, your abdominals and lower back will be exercised and strengthened.
  3. Relief from stress - Time on the range can help clear your mind of the day, and for some, provides an almost meditative time when people can focus. Because you have to focus on safety and the routine of shooting, the range gives you time to get away from the other thoughts and stressors from earlier in your day.

The shooting range can help you strengthen your body and improve your eyesight. Also, you can use your time at the range to get away from the stressors of your day and calm yourself by focusing on something other than everything else going on in your life. If you are looking for a fun way to strengthen your body or need a new way to relieve your stress, check out our membership program