Benefits of Kayaking
Kayaking as a sport rewards you in more ways than one. It can be learned quickly and the benefits are reaped through life. It’s an exhilarating feeling gliding though water, feeling its tranquillity, it soothes your spirit. It can be your basis for a lifetime of health and fitness regime. It can be a very relaxing activity though at times it can be challenging as well. It is an activity which you can take on by yourself or along with your friends.
There are a lot of health benefits you will enjoy by kayaking.
Four hours of paddling can burn up to 1600 calories; this could be any weight watcher’s dream workout. Time goes by quickly while kayaking, unlike other exercise regimes, where you are waiting for the ordeal to get over, this one make you reluctant to leave the waters.
Strength – Inside and Out
Kayaking can promote good cardiovascular health as it is an excellent aerobic exercise and can strengthen your muscles. Kayaking proves to be a demanding workout for upper-body but it is also suitable for your lower body. It works on your arms, shoulders, upper body, and core muscles and can strengthen your legs as you apply pressure in order to propel your kayak forward. Kayaking is the ultimate workout for women for preventing their breasts from sagging. Whatever your fitness goals, you are going to land up toning every muscle in your body.
Stress Reduction through kayaking
Water itself is very soothing to the senses, watching the different hues of the water and the surrounding- green, blue, brown and the gray of the sky can have a very placid effect on our senses. Also to move through the waters by your own efforts gives a high of a different sort. All this is sure to bring your stress levels down. So if you’re depressed, stressed or just need some clarity of mind, paddling a kayak can provide a relaxing workout. Because of the physical benefits of the workout, it can also lead to higher self-esteem.
Overall Health Improvement
Kayaking is a form of an aerobic workout and aerobics is something that is a part of every individual’s exercise regime. Aerobics exercises increase endurance, improve heart health, regulate cholesterol levels, control blood sugar and maintain optimum blood pressure level. Aerobic exercises trigger the release of brain chemicals that can quickly lift your mood.
So come for an adventurous trip with Pittwater Kayak Tours which you will love and do something good for your body, mind and soul at the same time.