6 Health Benefits of Kayaking (Part 2)

Have you been wanting to try kayaking but just aren’t sure it’s for you? At Jordanelle Rentals & Marina, we are here to tell you that kayaking is not only a fun water sport but it also has some incredible health benefits. From improving your mental health and providing cardiovascular benefits to exercising and toning those abs, kayaking offers a multitude of positive physical advantages.

6 Health Benefits of Kayaking (Part 2)

4. Improve Mental Health

Physical exercise is proven to have a positive effect on mental health, and kayaking is no different. Your mind and body need to work together continuously to paddle and turn. This helps you focus on one single action, essentially clearing your mind of any negative thoughts. Aerobic activities also release endorphins which, as confirmed in studies, gives individuals a positive sense of well-being. 

5. Raise Your Heart Rate

The activity of kayaking raises your heart rate, which provides some amazing cardiovascular effects. Muscles receive oxygen and blood more efficiently. You will burn more calories as your heart rate increases. A faster heart rate has also been shown to help lower your cholesterol. Not only can increasing your heart rate keep you healthy, but it can also lower your risk of other negative physical side effects and illnesses.

6. Exercise Your Abs

If you’ve ever been kayaking, then you understand that paddling for a continuous amount of time is not an easy exercise. Not only are you working your entire body when kayaking, but the action of paddling from side to side activates your abs. It’s much like doing a torso twist. While you’re strengthening your abs, you are also indirectly toning up your hips and waist too.

Rent a Kayak Today

If you live in Heber City, UT, or any of the surrounding areas, contact us today at (435) 615-7397 to reserve a kayak rental. If you’d like to try another watersport, we have several other rentals available, such as paddleboard rentals, jet ski rentals, fishing boat rentals, and ski boat rentals.

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

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