When it came time to write an article about the advantages of fishing for health, I’ll admit that I was unsure where to start.
I’ve defended exercise for mental well-being since discovering how it has benefited me personally in the last couple of years.
I am always curious to learn how and why various hobbies can affect our brains differently. For me and my brain, fishing is a rather dull activity. If there’s one thing I don’t like, I hate being bored. I prefer scuba diving or swimming with fish to trying to catch them.
I don’t have the discipline to remain quiet and still for as long as to wait until my line moves.
Being quiet and still isn’t my thing.
If you’re like me and are still deciding to purchase premium carp boilies, read on for five of my favorite health benefits from fishing in no specific place of…
What Are the Health Benefits of Fishing?
The natural world is an effective treatment.
Nature can have a positive effect on physical and mental well-being. The research conducted at Cornell University has demonstrated that just ten to 50 minutes of sitting or walking around in nature enhances mood and concentration, blood pressure, and heart rate.
Water can be meditative.
Marine biologist Wallace J Nicholls developed the Blue Mind book and Ted Talk, believing that being in the water, or near it, can help you become healthier, happier, and generally more relaxed. I know I am in my favorite water spot. Anytime I feel down, I go towards the water. It is calming to be around, especially when I’m distressed or unhappy. It can be a lake, a river, a pond, or, my favorite place is the ocean. Being around and in the water soothes my body, mind, and heart. The Blue Mind theory seems plausible to me!
Fishing can be an exercise. Absolutely!
According to BizzTechInfo and EduTechBuddy, famous health blogging sites, if you’re seeking a low-impact yet still physical exercise on your physique, then fishing is the way to go. It’s different from what you think, but fishing can be a practical exercise. Fishing strengthens the shoulders, back, legs, arms, and core, but with no demands that high-impact practices put on your body.
It improves the body’s Vitamin D
Vitamin D is vital to the body, which depends on it to build strong bones. It is sometimes referred to as the sunshine vitamin’. Although our bodies make Vitamin D, we also require an external supply. The source is, you read that right, the sun. The signs that your body is deficient in Vitamin D include fatigue, weak muscles, bones hurting and sleep problems. The information on obtaining adequate Vitamin D safely can be located on the NHS website.
It will make you stop!
I hate being bored. But I could benefit from stopping and enjoying the smell of roses occasionally. Every day is full of this one, the other, and so on. There’s constantly something to be doing. It would be beneficial to throw a rod into the water and relax by just being. Fishing might be the key to good health, after all!