Since the COVID-19 Pandemic began, many of us have started focusing on our health. We’ve started fitness routines, meditation practices, and more, all to improve our physical and mental health. But sometimes health benefits can come from places we wouldn’t even think to look. Boating can help reduce stress, anxiety, and anger while also increasing comfort, positivity, and vigor. Here’s how:
“Blue health” refers to the health benefits of interacting with bodies of water. Researchers have found that individuals who live near the ocean are 22 percent less likely to suffer from symptoms of anxiety or depression as compared to those who live further away from the ocean. Boating can help you take advantage of these mental health benefits even if you don’t live near a body of water.
Sunshine and fresh air
After over a year spent in quarantine, we now understand the advantages of getting out of the house and spending time outside. An outdoor sport like boating can expose you to sunshine and fresh air. This will provide your body with Vitamin D while also improving our lung health.
We all love our tablets, smartphones, and computers. But there is such a thing as being too connected. Science has shown that unplugging from technology, even for a few hours, can have a big impact on our mental health. However, it can be difficult to unplug if you stay home all day. Boating can give you the perfect escape away from technology as well as any work- or home-related stress.
Quality time with friends and family
Humans are social creatures, and our mental and physical health depends on socialization. While boating can certainly be a solitary activity, it can also be a great opportunity to hang out with friends and family. This is even more important after over a year staying away from those we love the most.
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