Anyone who does canoe will tell you that when they spend time on the water they feel happier and it makes them healthier. If you have never so much as picked up a paddle, keep reading below to find out why the past time could be a route for you to experience a greater level of wellbeing in life.
You Will Connect With Nature
The waterways throughout the UK are home to an abundance of wildlife, from trout fish to Canada Geese, and dragonflies to kingfishers. Canoeing provides a great opportunity to see these types of animals up close and in the wild, their natural habitat.
It Is A Fun Thing To Do
Ask yourself this; have you ever seen someone looking unhappy as they paddle a canoe? The answer to this question is very likely to be no because it is such a fun activity. Canoes can be taken on flowing rivers, still-lakes, or open stretches of sea, meaning you can do it no matter where in the country you are based.
You Will Feel Good
Even the most gentle of paddles down a river or across a pond will leave you feeling good thanks to getting some fresh air into your lungs. Being out in the open and close to nature helps to reduce your stress levels, thus making you much happier and carefree.
It Is For Everyone
The past time is accessible to pretty much anyone in society, regardless of age, athletic ability, or health status. Both adults and children alike will find that they enjoy canoeing once they have given it a go. Because of this, it is a great way for families to spend time with one another whilst out in the wild.
You Will Meet Great People
With canoeing making you feel good, it means that those who take part are a very happy bunch of people. There are lots of canoeing clubs across the UK that are more than happy to welcome new members and introduce them to their world, all within a friendly setting. Because of the wide range of people that the activity attracts, it means there your group of friends will broaden, which is never a bad thing.
It Will Make You Stronger
The act of paddling requires the use of many muscles in your arms, shoulders, back, and upper torso. Because of this, it is a great way of not only increasing your strength but also making your body that bit more toned. Due to the effort required to paddle, it also improves your overall fitness and cardiovascular system – benefiting your health in many ways.
Having read all of the above reasons, it is not surprising then to hear that there are almost 2 million people in the UK who go out and canoe every year. If you are interested in finding somewhere in the Ross-on-Wye area where you can try out canoeing for the very first time then see details here.