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6 Health Benefits of Kayaking (Part 1)

Do you enjoy being out on the water? Are you looking for different ways to exercise your body and your mind? If you live in the Salt Lake City area and wish to add new activities to your exercise routine, consider kayaking.  At Jordanelle Rentals & Marina, we know that this outdoor watersport can provide many valuable health benefits including weight loss, toned muscles, and improved heart health. Keep reading to learn more about the physical and mental health benefits of kayaking.

Health Benefits of Kayaking

1. Lose Weight & Increase Energy

Kayaking and paddleboarding can both be part of a regular active lifestyle. Not only can these watersports increase energy, stamina, and muscle strength, they can also help you shed that extra weight you’ve been wanting to lose for years.

2. Tone Muscles & Strengthen Core

Although it may seem like you’re only using your arms, the act of paddling or rowing in a kayak uses many other muscles, including abs, chest, shoulders, and legs. Also, because it’s considered a low impact exercise, kayaking is an ideal activity for toning the upper body, core, and leg muscles.

3. Reduce Stress & Relax Your Mind

There is a direct correlation between physical activity and stress reduction. Any type of exercise, such as lifting weights, running, walking, or even yoga, all play a key role in decreasing stress and improving overall mental health. For some, kayaking or paddling over clear, calm waters can also be an added benefit toward reducing stress. Being out in nature, on the water, and in the sunshine, can all give you a different perspective and help you focus on the relaxing environment surrounding you.

Reserve a Kayak Today

The next time you want to explore the open waters and get some great exercise, rent one of our budget-friendly kayaks or paddleboards. Contact us today at (435) 615-7397, or make a reservation online. If you wish to enjoy other water recreation in the Salt Lake area, rent one of our pontoon boats, ski boats, fishing boats, or jet skis.

Source: Leclerc, Tomas. “10 Health Benefits of Kayaking.” Web article. Water Safety Magazine. Aquatic Safety International, LLC. 26 Apr. 2020. Web. 07 Feb. 2021.

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