• Let’s Go Fishing

    Posted on June 15, 2012 by Lola Kristiani in Activities.

    Seeking excitement from a boring week at work.  Looking to break free from society and get the adrenaline rush of hooking into a big fish either way it offers stress release and an opportunity to get more in tune with nature.

    There are many reasons that people fish. Some fish for pleasure, some fish for food, and some fish to make a living. Fishing is one of the most relaxing sports at times.  It gives our bodies and minds a chance to relax and rebuild form our stressful lives.  Fishing offers us a time to de-stress from all of the concerns and worries we have in or professional and family lives.  It gives us a chance to recapture memories from our youth and be reminded of the joys we had fishing as a child.

    In addition to the pleasure of actually catching fish, there are many other benefits. Most of these are good for one’s physical health as well as one’s mental health.

    Physically, fishing is not all that demanding. It doesn’t take a lot of strength and stamina to fish. Fishing also is a great light exercise.  It is not very strenuous, unless you plan on going deep-sea fishing.

    However, fishing does incorporate the exercising of the lungs, heart and various muscle groups. After all, one does have to get to a place from which they can fish. That generally includes walking, possibly some minor climbing, and carrying one’s gear to the favorite fishing spot. These are all physical activities, which burn calories and exercise various muscle groups, all of which is good for one’s health. The various activities involved in readying oneself for fishing are also good exercise for the muscles of the fingers, hands, wrists and forearms.

    Mentally, fishing requires very little effort. Attach some form of bait to a hook, cast it into the water, and wait for the fish to bite. That doesn’t sound like it requires the use of many brain cells, does it? Certainly not, and that is the biggest health benefit of all. Because fishing doesn’t require a huge amount of brainpower, all those brain cells get to kick back and relax for a while. Fishing allows one to rest and relax one’s mind. No pressure, no deadlines, nobody wanting this or that, no noisy machines or people; just fresh air, sunshine and plenty of rest and relaxation.

    Just being out in the sun and fresh air for a few hours has a very powerful impact on ones health.  Sunlight is an excellent source of vitamin D and being surrounded by Trees in the woods provided a high oxygen intake.  Getting away from the air pollutants of the inner cities and taking a step away from industrialized society can do wonders for the mind and body.

    Another great health benefit of fishing is  family health.  It gives a father and son or mother and daughter or the entire family a chance to reconnect with one another.  Its slow pace provides an ideal opportunity to talk and catch up on life’s challenges and excitements.  Being surrounded by a peaceful setting also helps to take the edge off of talking about a serious issue that your family may be facing. worth to try right?

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