3 Reasons to Kayak
For several years now, kayaking has been reported as one of the fastest growing sports. Whether you are competitive by nature, enjoy being outside, or wish you could live in the water, kayaking provides many benefits for your health, mind, and family.
Kayaking builds core and arm muscles.
Depending on your body type and speed, you can burn over 200 calories per hour of kayaking. Kayaking helps to build a strong back, shoulders, arms, and core as you paddle the water. To prevent injury, it is encouraged that those engaged in kayaking also incorporate regular strength training into their routine to increase upper body strength. Kayaking allows you to spend time on the water while improving your health, too.
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Kayaking is a photography opportunity.
Consider taking a break and letting your kayak bob downstream so you can relax and enjoy the scenery. Kayaking provides a great backdrop for nature photography, family photography, and water photography.
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Kayaking is a great reason for camping.
Take a weekend trip to the lake or build a fire so you can stay overnight after your day of fun in the water. Take some friends or your children along and make memories filled with s’mores, gorp (trail mix), and a hot breakfast.
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May this summer be filled with exciting kayaking adventures for you and your family.
P.S. Be sure to pack and regularly apply sunscreen! The American Melanoma Foundation recommends a sunscreen with SPF-15 or higher and reapplying sunscreen every 80 minutes you are in the water.