Fishing has many mental and physical health benefits you may not be aware of. If you are already a seasoned fisherman then you are getting these benefits every time you head out on the water. If you are thinking of trying fishing, these benefits might possibly persuade you to take the dive!
Fishing is relaxing
Fishing relaxes you in many ways. Firstly, the activity of fishing calms your mind because you can slow down, stop multi-tasking and just let your brain focus on one task-catching a fish. You can let your mind just relax and stop running a mile a minute. Unplugging and slowing down from your daily stresses allows your to recharge and improve your focus. Many fishermen (and women!) would agree that the gentle lapping of waves and tug on a fishing line is enough to push any stress far from the mind
Also, fishing occurs out in nature (it can’t happen anywhere else), which also offers multiple benefits. It takes you away from the computer and your phone (unless you’re using it for pictures!).Also, the sunlight gives you Vitamin D and the fresh air is great for your lungs.
Nature’s natural beauty stimulates positive moods.
Eating fish could help you live longer.
If you are eating the fish you catch, and not fishing catch and release, it can really benefit your health. Some credit the long lifespan of the Japanese to a diet heavily weighted with fish and vegetables. Japanese women have the longest life expectancy in the world, at 87 years, according to the World Health Organization and Japanese men average 80 years. If you are fishing catch and release, you can always buy more fish to consume from the supermarket!
Fishing is exercise
Fishing is a low impact activity that can keep you moving for hours. One of the benefits of fishing is that it is not physically demanding enough to prevent anyone from participating. There is no level of stamina or strength required to fish. You can adjust the physicality easily by selecting the type of fishing you do. Fishing on a boat would require the least amount of activity because you would only be fishing. However, just by fishing, your muscle groups, heart and lungs are still getting their share of exercise. Wrestling with large, ferocious fish can provide quite a workout. Dexterity and reflexes will also be improved by fishing. In contrast, river fishing in a secluded spot where you would need to wade through the waters would require the most activity. You may need to climb or hike to get to your spot which is great cardiovascular exercise for your heart.
Fishing strengthens relationship bonds
Studies show that the happiest people have strong and close family bonds. Going on a fishing trip with family and friends can be a great way to bond better with them. Fishing is a fun activity to do with family especially with the kids. It helps to reduce any kind of generation or communication gap and it’s one of the best ways to teach children how to pay attention and how to be patient in life.
Whether you are a beginner or seasoned fishing veteran take advantage of all these benefits by going fishing soon! Talk to Johnny today!