Latest from my blog...

Subscribe to the RSS Feed

Find Your Flow and Row, Row, Row

Posted on 16 August 2018 by admin (0)

At Austin Foundation repair, my friend said that many people are trying new and exciting ways to become more active, whether it is for fitness, as a hobby, a competitive sport or as a fun activity on holidays. Kayaking and canoeing are excellent low-impact exercises that improve aerobic fitness, increase strength and add to your flexibility. Both kayaking and canoeing involves paddling a small vessel on rivers, lakes and the sea.

The difference between kayak and canoe is that with a canoe is an open boat on top, and the person either kneels or sits inside the boat and using a single-bladed paddle. While with kayak, it is a closed craft, and the person sits with legs stretched using a double-bladed paddle to push the boat through the water. With that said, here are some benefits for both.

Helps you lose weight and increases stamina

Engaging frequently in short sessions of kayaking or canoe can help to improve and enhance your endurance, which after some time should help you enjoy an active and healthier lifestyle. As you increase your stamina and strengthen your muscle strength, you will shed off some extra weight.

Reduces stress

Any exercise will always play a significant part in reducing stress. With this in mind, kayaking or canoe benefits participants in more ways than one because not only are your rowing over a beautiful freshwater lake and river, but the fact that your muscles are being worked as you use the paddles to row across the water is indeed a big bonus.

Calm, clean waters can be especially helpful to those who are stressed. Apart from the fresh air, the sound of the water and relaxing natural environment can also help you recover.

Improved mental health

As your whole body is working together to navigate the water, it will allow you to clear your mind of negative thoughts. Furthermore, it releases chemicals into the body that can boost your confidence, and mood, as well as providing an overall sense of well-being. For those who are coping with disorders such as depression, they should consider taking up this sport.

Emotional benefits

When crossing the rivers and streams when it’s calm, it can be a peaceful environment to practice meditation. This is also a chance to time spent with nature allowing for a close look at the natural environment of many birds and animals. It is also easy to combine with other activities for example fishing, which can also provide mental health benefit too. For those participating with their family, it is a perfect way to bond and have fun together while learning new things along the way.

Summary

Gliding through water on a beautiful summer vacation as you take in all that nature has to offer, the benefits received from this exercise are more than just physical, but emotional and mental too. You will spend hours enjoying this activity whether participate in a fun social activity setting or doing it solo, the basic skills you learn will provide you with a basis for fitness and healthy lifestyle.

Tags: ,