5 Reasons to Start Canoeing

Why should you consider canoeing? Here are 5 reasons to start canoeing.

Notwithstanding recently rising interest in stand-up paddle-boarding, the appeal of luxury yacht sailing, and so on, nearly nothing can replace the love that the canoe lovers bear for their canoes. Here are 5 reasons why:

Lower Stress Level

One of the places where you can canoe is sedating, secluded lakes. Imagine such a place surrounded by mighty, green trees and full of birds singing around.  Being close to nature enables you to breathe fresh and clean air, enjoy the silence and serenity. When combined up, these will reduce your stress level.

There are not many places where you can both exercise and be in the middle of nature. Researchers have proven that exercise can reduce stress level and depression. When the surroundings are taken into consideration the effects totally will be doubled. After all this, you will feel good and refreshed. The reason behind this is that when you exercise your body will secrete a hormone called endorphin which is our bodies’ natural painkillers. Breathing deeply also produces them and as long as you paddle they will be produced. When they’re all wrapped up it is a trance-like experience.

Lower Stress Level
Full Body Workout

Full Body Workout

Canoeing involves nearly all of the muscles in your arms, chest, and shoulders. In that, it is inevitable that your upper body will be perfectly shaped and you’ll get stronger. However, it’s a widely believed misconception that it only uses the three we just listed. As we said, this is just a misconception. Even after your first canoeing experience, you’ll immediately recognize that how much of your core strength and body got involved and exercised.

Losing Weight and Gaining Stamina

There are so many places where you can canoe, from a serene lake, a river, a sea, to the ocean. Regardless of where you canoe, they’ll all help you to lose weight and gain stamina. But some of them are more likely to challenge you. For example, up a river or the ocean are more likely to increase your strength and cause you to burn more calories than standing water, lake.

On a normal level, paddling will burn around 400 calories per hour, which is already highly beneficial and it is a good amount of calories. So as to burn, you must keep paddling on a regular basis and this is the stamina side of the activity.

Losing Weight and Gaining Stamina
Cardio Vascular Health

Cardio Vascular Health

Paddling is one of the best sports that one can do for increasing their cardiovascular health. This advancement can be achieved in different ways. Cardiac muscles are strengthened helping the circulation of the blood thanks to your increased heart rate. As your heart gets stronger it will circulate more blood and your blood pressure will reduce. Thus, while you are resting its rate will also reduce.

This kind of exercising as we pointed out to a large extent will improve your upper body in most terms and therefore your overall health by starting with your cardiovascular system.

Personal and Social Benefits

Canoeing is a perfect way to increase your social circle. You can meet new and lovely people. Paddlers are lovely people maybe it is because they spend so much time in the places that we described in the previous parts. Should you find a club to join, it is all the better. There you will find people of all ages most of whom are like-minded. When you confront with rough waters and overcome, your self-esteem will do nothing but grow. As you see, canoeing does not only increase your self-esteem it also helps you gain a sense of self-satisfaction and also increases your social skills.

Personal and Social Benefits

“Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing.”

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