Spend Your Summer Kayaking – Here’s Why!
Have you given any thought to what you’ll do this summer? Perhaps it’s time to start planning your next adventure. For that, there’s nothing that comes close to kayaking. Even if you’ve never been, it’s a fun way to stay on budget while exploring something exciting. And it’s great for your health too!
– You can go as long as you’d like
If you’re just starting out, you can plan a shorter kayaking adventure. But once you get into this sport, it’s likely you’ll plan entire days on the water. It’s easy to customize the way you want to kayak too!
– You gain new perspective
After getting comfortable with kayaking, you can even do it on your own. This is a great time for self-reflection in nature, something that is good for your mental health and spirit.
– It’s also fun with others
Those that aren’t all that experienced with kayaking though should stick with a guide or with other friends and family members. Guided tours make this exercise feel like a travel experience instead, and you’ll get a chance to discover things near and far that you may not have known were there.
– Kayaking is a full-body workout
You won’t feel it while you’re doing it, but hours after you come out of your kayak, your muscles are going to let you know. It helps to prepare for kayaking with your workouts ahead of time as you’ll be doing repetitive motions with muscles you don’t usually engage.
– It opens the door to other water sports
Once you try kayaking, you will see how much fun it is to be out on the water. Getting your exercise, working on your mental peace, and enjoying yourself are the perfect combination which makes it much more likely you’ll keep active. And you’ll want to start exploring those other options too.
Many people feel safer trying something like kayaking or canoeing too because it’s easy to set the pace and move along at your comfort level. These vessels also have wider, lower, and more stable bases, making it much easier to stay afloat, especially on serene bodies of water.
However, before you try kayaking this summer, it’s a good idea to get in touch with your own fitness. Planning ahead by working the muscle groups needed to paddle a kayak and setting up massages for afterward will mean you can stay active without taking much downtime in between. For these services and more, contact In Your Home Therapy where we come to you with our licensed professionals in massage therapy, personal training, chiropractic, physiotherapy and more!