Fishing offers great health benefits

September 26, 2013  |   Blog   |     |   0 Comment

photo19The health benefits of fishing are often overlooked. Avid fishermen know these benefits very well, yet in the sheer excitement of the catch of the day, or the focus on the end result of fresh fish for supper, the simple health benefits might get lost in the conversation.  Here are the health benefits of fishing that shouldn’t be overlooked.

Fishing as a low impact excersize

Fishing is a low impact activity and low stress activity. While fishing keeps you moving for hours, it doesn’t have the stress demands or risk of jarring to to the muscles and bones that high impact excersise does. Presently the average American is sitting still for 9.3 waking hours of their day. Fishing is a fun and rewarding activity that helps combat the sit-down syndrome that Americans face.

Walk to your favorite fishing spot for a cardio workout

Fishermen who walk to their favorite fishing spot get their heart rate up.  As far as cardio excersise goes, you will probably not dodge the excersize as much as getting up early to make sure you don’t wait in line at the gym for the walking machines. If you don’t have a favorite fishing spot, exploring to find those new fishing spots can also be added to your cardio excersize regime.

Fishing as a strenous work out

The beauty of fishing is that it varies from a low impact excersize to a high impact exercise. If you are deep sea fishing and you start reeling in a big catch, you will rotate into a high impact workout. You can count on the benefits of a strenous workout if you go bass fishing.

Fishing increases brain power

Fishing helps you recharge your brain because fishing unplugs you from the daily stresses. This unplugging from every day life will actually help your focus and sends you back to every day life with the ability to problem solve more effectively.

Fishing lowers blood pressure, pulse rate and cortisol rate

Yes, many fishermen might not tell their spouses this enough, but fishing does lower blood pressure, pulse rate and cortisol raite. It is because fishing renders the same benefits as a ‘forest bathing’ or what the Japanese term “shinrin-yoku.” It is the practice of spending a few hours in a wooded area. Studies show that those who practice this have lower pulse rates, blood preassure and cortisol rates than those who spent those hours in a city. In fact, exposure to natural settings have shown resluts in reducing ADHD symptons in children.

Fishing Increses Dexterity

Baiting and reeling helps keep your fingers dexterous. Casting and reeling also helps keep shoulders and arms fexlible, activating muscles that otherwise are not used often. The next time you go fishing you can chalk it up as a good upper-body workout.

Fishing is healthy for your lungs

When you go fishing, you gain the benefit of high oxygen and low pollution. This isn’t only great for your body, but it is great for your lungs.

Fishing increases your vitamin D levels

Spending  time in the sun raises levels your Vitamin D levels. Vitamin D helps protect against heart disease, diabetes and other health issues.

 

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