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Fishing for Health

By campionboats | October 14, 2016

Fishing is a Form of Fitness

The last Canadian Sportfishing Industry Association’s report stated that approximately 9 million Canadians fish – that’s nearly 25% of our population. So why are so many Canadians passionate about fishing? Turns out besides being an enjoyable hobby, it’s actually good for you.

Fishing is a great stress reliever. Being outdoors, away from the hustle and bustle of life’s hectic schedule is beneficial to any angler of any age and background.

Being on the water, does just that, it gets you outside and enjoying nature. Spending an entire day casting lines, netting fish and paddling gets your heart rate up and can add a lot of calories to your daily burn.

And it’s not just your physical health that benefits from fishing, your mental health does too. Organizations like Wounded Warriors Canada have used fishing as a way to treat some cases of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Being outside in a calming environment for just 15 minutes per day can boost your overall mood, outlook and energy levels, so imagine what a entire day outdoors with a rod in your hand can do. And if you eat what you catch, you’ll be even further ahead. Fish are stocked full of Omega 3 fatty acids, which help your brain, and heart stay healthy.

So enjoy a day on the water with your rod in hand and you’ll be able to cast yourself some health and wellness. Check out our Explorer line, which is the perfect boat to get you out on the water and fishing up a storm.

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