Adrenaline booster, Stress Reducer

It’s hot summers day, you wake up early to beat the crowds, as your standing in line peering up at the flips and turns and the 205 foot drop not only are the riders screaming but your insides are acting as if they are a passenger at that exact moment. Every inch the line moves up makes you want to turn and run away in nervousness but for some reason you can’t get the strength to walk away. Finally it’s your turn to step into the cart, the same cart you keep replaying in your mind that drops from the sky, but again you can’t muster up the strength to turn back now. As the cart pulls away from the loading zone your heart is racing your hands are sweating and every worst case scenario keeps playing over and over in your head.

The wait to ride a Roller coaster seems to be stressful but in this article http://stress.about.com/b/2009/08/12/258412.htm it explains that engaging in exciting activities like riding a roller coaster releases eustress which is a happy kind of stress that keeps us feeling alive. There are some people who can’t get the right amount of eustress from just riding roller coaster they have to participate in a higher thrill like sky diving. These types of people would be called adrenaline junkies.

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2 Responses to “Adrenaline booster, Stress Reducer”


  1. 1 catieeppler May 16, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    I read the first part of this blog and my heart started to race. I am huge fan of anything exciting and adrenaline inducing. I do everything I can for a rush. I find myself doing it the most in times of increased stress, it is definitely one of my personal stress reliever.

  2. 2 rmb2 May 17, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I am a huge fan of roller coasters but hate heights. Its really weird I just close my eyes until we begin to roll down. I went on super man and looked over the edge and was about to start crying! i love the adrenaline rush of roller coasters.. not so much the height!


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