Now that the weather has warmed up, it is time to take your exercise routine outside. Kayaking is a great way to exercise while enjoying all the scenic beauty of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park – here are a few of the many benefits of kayaking:
Kayaking Tones the Stomach
Paddling a kayak through the water is great exercise for the stomach. An hour or two spent paddling helps to build core strength while you enjoy time spent in nature. Paddling on both sides of the kayak works muscles that most gym equipment fails to work.
Kayaking Strengthens the Upper Body
Kayaking helps to strengthen the upper body because the water provides resistance. You will feel your back, arms, shoulders and chest becoming stronger when you kayak on a regular basis.
Kayaking Works the Legs
While most people who go kayaking feel their upper body muscles getting a workout, paddling a kayak is also an excellent way to work your legs. The constant rotating of your upper core requires you to work your leg muscles. Additionally, you will move your legs as you steer and guide your kayak. Therefore, kayaking works the whole body at one time.
Kayaking Increases Your Heart Rate
There is no doubt that kayaking can be a great aerobic workout. Moving across the water quickly helps to increase your heart rate naturally. Just stop and enjoy the natural beauty of Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park when you need a break.
Kayaking Burns Calories
The faster that you choose to paddle the more calories that you will burn when kayaking. Generally, even kayaking at a moderate pace burns between 500 and 600 calories per hour. Comparatively, walking on the treadmill only burns about 250 calories per hour.
Kayaking is a Low Impact Exercise
Most runners can tell you about tearing up their knees, ankles, and feet while running. On the other hand, kayaking is a low-impact exercise that almost everyone can do. In fact, smaller women often find it a great form of exercise because their smaller size allows them to be very stable in a kayak. Doctors know that spending time outside decreases inflammation in the body. It may also help to lower blood pressure.
Kayaking is Fun
Psychologists know that there are many benefits to spending time in nature. According to the University of Michigan, spending time outside is a great way to improve short-term memory. A study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology shows that being outside helps to beat mental fatigue. Going outside helps reduce levels of stress-producing cortisol in the body.
The benefits of kayaking are endless. It helps to strengthen the entire body while you are having fun. Spending time in Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park reduces stress and boosts your brain power. Come see us today to rent a kayak at Naples Beach Adventures. We will be glad to help you get started on your kayaking adventure.
Naples Beach Adventures
11135 GulfShore Drive
Naples, FL 34108
Parking Lot #4