Kayaking Is Good For the Soul

It turns out there are many physical and mental benefits associated with kayaking.

Kayaking is a fun sport that almost anyone can enjoy from dare-devil extremes to the simply sublime paddle through calm waters.  However,  Kayaking has many benefits that are often overlooked and taken for granted.Benefits of kayaking

These benefits  are not just limited to the physical(exercise) aspects of the sport, but also extends to the more subtle mental/emotional/spiritual aspects of an individual as well.

Kayaking provides the benefits of building strength and endurance. It is great for building calories at about an average 350 calories/hr, but it was also just listed as a  great workout for heart health.

Other benefits include generating vitamin D known as the “sunshine Vitamin”, it is a great confidence builder as well as a stress r-reliever.

Read on for more details about the benefits offo Kayaking.

Some plunge down waterfalls while others fish from their vessels, but kayakers have one thing in common: They all know a thing or two about leading a healthy lifestyle.

Bobbing around on a kayak offers a lot more than a relaxing way to spend a sunny afternoon. Here’s what kayakers can teach the rest of us about leading happier, healthier lives.

Strength pays off.
All of that hardcore paddling (and water resistance!) lends itself to a serious workout. Just one hour of kayaking can burn over 350 calories, depending on how hard you paddle. Kayaking builds muscle strength in more areas than just the arms. “Since kayaking utilizes the core muscles, you can enjoy the benefits of an ab workout far from the confines of a sweaty gym,” Brad Bostrom, REI Outdoor Programs and North Bay Area Outreach Market Manager, tells The Huffington Post. Proper technique even requires use of muscles in the legs, back and shoulders, as well as the muscles that rotate the torso.

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