Man And Woman Kayaking

7 GOOD REASONS TO GO KAYAKING

If you’re looking for a new sport to try, look no further than kayaking. It’s an activity that doesn’t get enough credit for its numerous benefits. It’s inexpensive, calming and fulfilling all at the same time. Out of all the possible reasons to go kayaking, here are a few that come to mind.

GOOD EXERCISE

Paddling a kayak is no easy feat. It takes a good amount of upper body strength to go on all day. It also works out your core and legs as both are required to steer the kayak. Apart from that, kayaking tones the muscles in your abdomen, giving you a flatter stomach. Make it your regular exercise, and you’ll be saying goodbye to your beer belly in no time.

YOU GET OUTSIDE

Life, nowadays, mostly revolves around activities performed indoors. Work usually means sitting in an office all day long, hunched over a computer and typing away. Probably the only time you ever get outside is when you travel from one place to another – and even then, you’re inside a vehicle! If you’re not a nature lover, kayaking is a good first step to becoming one. Take a leisurely paddle down a peaceful river, spot some wildlife and bask in the sun’s warm rays. Just be sure to wear sunscreen!

BONDING EXPERIENCE

Kayaking is a versatile sport. You can do it alone or grab some friends to do it with you. Paddle around with your family and learn things you never knew about them before. Kayaking offers you a great chance to bond and get closer to the people you care about. You can even have a bit of friendly competition in the form of a race. Whatever it is, you’ll be all smiles by the end of the day.

A GREAT BREAK

People are working too much these days. And although kayaking can be tiring, it’s also a nice way to relax. Take a break from your stressful job. It’ll still be there when you get back. After all, relaxation is an integral part of a healthy lifestyle.

AFFORDABLE

Forget that expensive monthly gym membership you don’t even use. Kayaking is a fairly cheap way to work out. You can invest in your new sport by purchasing a brand new kayak, but there are tons of other options out there. You can opt for kayak rentals or buy one used.

ADVENTURE

Another one of the reasons to go kayaking is that it gives you the opportunity to go exploring. It’s not just paddling around a river looking at nature. There are a bunch of awesome places to go kayaking here in Australia. Some of them offer exquisite views of the cities from a different perspective.

IT GIVES YOU A SENSE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

If work is getting you down because you just can’t land that promotion you’ve been eyeing, you must try kayaking. It gives you a sense of accomplishment you can’t get anywhere else. Whether it’s completing a loop or increasing your average speed, nothing beats that rewarding feeling knowing you did it all by yourself.

All in all, kayaking is a sport that fits both the adventurous thrill-seeker and the quiet explorer looking for some peaceful alone time. Staring blankly at the person in front of you as you both run on a treadmill at the gym isn’t as much fun as going kayaking. I just love kayaking and fishing. It keeps me fit and I get away from the stress of life. You don’t have to love fishing to enjoy kayaking. If you’re not sure about trying something new, these seven reasons to go kayaking must be enough to convince you. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there!

 


 

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Jackson Williams
jacksonw@dinga.com.au

Jackson Williams has been fishing around Australia for 20 years and loves his home region of far north Queensland.