A lot of people ask me about how to travel fishing is like, and I never know what to tell them! It’s one of the most exhilarating feelings I’ve ever felt because you mix passion and nature. But did you know that there are more fishing travels can offer even beyond fun and adventure?
So if you want to know how fishing travels can affect your health and wellbeing, read on!
How Is Fishing Good For Your Health?
There are so many fishing travel trips to conquer, but how exactly do these trips help with your health? Here are the benefits of fishing offers!
1. Increases Your Full-Body Strength
Fishing isn’t just about placing your line down the waters near you. You have to learn how to cast and throw your line farther to areas fish usually frequent! That takes a lot of arm movement, improving upper body strength right there.
And when you do hook a fish during your trip, then it’s time to battle it out with your fish to land and catch it! While you both struggle, especially if it’s a big one, you’ll engage your entire body in a workout, from your arms and shoulders down to your back and legs. So expect to feel even stronger and look fitter as well!
2. Improves Your Balance
When you’re fishing on a boat, or even something as small as a canoe, then you’re going to move a lot. If you know someone who’s caught huge fish in a canoe, then he probably tells stories with how hard it was to balance without falling and losing the fish!
That’s because it’s true- If you have no balance and the acrobatic maneuvers, you end up either losing your fish or falling to the waters.
When fishing, you start improving your balance, which is achieved through better flexibility and core strength. A mix of all these is extremely useful not just in fishing, but in other sports and daily activities!
3. Family Bonding
Did your old man teach you how to fish? This is a skill usually passed on from generation to generation, and if you have young relatives, it’s time to pass that skill on, too!
By taking fishing trips with your little ones, it gives you and the entire family a chance to bond. No cellphones, no gadgets, just you, your family, and the beautiful nature while teaching them the same thing your dad taught you.
So try making plans for a great adventure with your whole family in hopes of spreading the passion for this sport to them, too.
4. Boosts Your Immune System
By the time you’re home from the fishing trip, you probably improved your immune system from the outdoors.
When you’re under the sun, you get a good dose of vitamin D, which regulates nutrition absorption, specifically calcium and phosphorous. These two are crucial in defending your body against germs and bacteria!
With both the vitamin D and fresh air from the great outdoors, it has your immune system working even better. Just make sure you still stay protected from the UV rays with sunscreen and proper clothes for the weather.
5. You Relax a Bit More
Think of fishing as meditation, especially when you’re doing it yourself and away from all the stressors. No thinking about work, no obligations on your phone, it’s just you and the waters.
Imagine- It’s quiet, the waters slowly move your boat, and you’re doing a focused task, which is similar to meditation! You’re thinking of strategies to catch fish, distracting yourself from problems outside your trip. As a result, it decreases your anxiety, as you feel better, and you’ll feel even more motivated to work once you’re back home!
6. Teaches You Self-Reliance and Patience
This isn’t exactly a physical health benefit, but certainly, something to help us out in life. With self-reliance and patience, we’ll be able to work with people harmoniously and have a happier household!
Rather than relying on others to do jobs for you, you take initiative and learn to do it yourself with strategic skills learned from fishing. It also teaches you patience from waiting for your catch, which decreases stress and triggers at work or in the house.
7. Enjoy Traveling and the Outdoors
You’re outdoors with the fresh air and amazing surroundings, what more can you ask for? Being away from the city and all the smoke, noise, and irritants that affect your physical and mental health.
Because you’ll be conquering different fishing spots around your area, you’re exploring and traveling more, expanding your mind. This makes life even more fulfilling because there’s no such thing as life without a bit of exploration.
Also, you have a closer connection with Mother Nature as you continue to travel to places filled with trees, natural waters, and the like as you continue to fish. It’s a beautiful way to be one with Earth, increasing your awareness about how important it is to save our resources.
8. Improved Cardiovascular Strength
Even if you’re just sitting and waiting for the big one, you’re burning calories while doing so! As long as you’re working your body a bit and NOT beside a chiller filled with calorific food and drinks, you get to reap the burn.
Because besides being on the boat and waiting, you’re also wading around until you find a good spot, walking around the fields, and then casting to reel in a good catch. The calorie burn will do significant things to your overall cardio health.
Wrapping It Up
Fishing and the great outdoors offer the amazing health benefits that make you a better person, both physically and mentally! As long as you prepare for your trips and pack in the right equipment, you’re in for a lot of fun as you get your big catch.
I hope this list on the spectacular wonders of fishing travels encouraged you to start planning your next trip! Would you like to share your stories on fishing travels? Do share your thoughts below, I appreciate all comments!
Hi, everyone! My name’s Rebecca, and I just love to write and to fish! My friends call me “Becca.” I’m 22 years old, single, and am currently residing in New York working at an office.With some free time I always give in to my passions, and that’s why I started creating blogs and a website about fishing, its two of my most favorite things!