Feel the need for speed at Rockingham Speedway
As this year draws to a close, it’s time we all started to think about how we would like 2017 to pan out.
Here at Rushton, we agreed the best way to start 2017, is to do something unforgettable.
As the Kettering hotel used by the celebrities of the ITV television show, Drive, we are very excited to offer an exclusive joint experience with Rockingham Speedway.
The one-of-a-kind experience day includes a thrilling day racing around the Rockingham Speedway Racetrack (experiencing seven exhilarating driving experiences in one thrill-seeking day), dinner in our 3 rosette restaurant and a night’s relaxing stay in one of our luxury bedrooms.
But why is a race day the perfect thing to look forward to in 2017?
Well, we have done a little digging, and it turns out the adrenaline rush you get from zipping around the racetrack is in fact, very beneficial to your health.
Don’t believe us? Read on…
1. It’ll help you breathe a little easier
Adrenaline tells smooth muscles in the body to relax and that includes the bronchioles in the lungs, which can make breathing easier.
For this reason, asthma sufferers usually produce much more adrenaline in their bodies than other people.
2. It could improve your vision
The primal function of adrenaline is to help your body react to a perceived threat, and a result of this is the dilation of your pupils.
When your pupils enlarge, your vision improves because you are letting in more light.
So jumping in one of Rockingham’s state-of-the-art Ferrari’s could actually make your contact lenses obsolete…
3. It can help prevent pain
When the bloodstream is filled with the adrenaline released in a stimulating situation, the resulting urge to stay alive can inhibit pain perception.
It’s not a natural painkiller—once the adrenaline stops pumping, your injury is likely to start hurting again—but a lap around Rockingham’s track could distract you from the pain of an injury for just a little while.
4. It can boost your immune system
Don’t fancy spending next year in the grip of cold after horrid cold?
Well, being on high alert, as you would be in a supercar, actually boosts your immune system!
As previously mentioned, the primitive purpose of adrenaline is to prepare your body against threats and for this reason it can improve your body’s ability to fight off infections.
5. It could even help to slow the ageing process
Bursts of adrenaline are even picked up by your body on a molecular level.
The body reacts to increased adrenaline by multiplying the number of antioxidants circulating in your system.
Antioxidants combat the free radicals that can cause ageing and tissue damage.