If we said that fishing makes you a better person, would you tend to agree or disagree?
According to Huff Post’s Healthy Living section, science has actually proven that fishing makes us both happier and healthier. Fishing is one of the most accessible outdoor activities and sports, so no matter where you live, there are plenty of opportunities to get outside and go fishing. No matter your age, gender, ethnicity or experience level, the article cites science-backed facts that prove fishing is for everyone. Fishing can offer the following health benefits:
1. Fishing keeps you physically fit.
Fishing requires stamina and muscle. Plus, if you are the one in charge of getting the boat ready and cleaning, you’re going to expend some serious energy just on the tasks that accompany fishing.
2. Fishing helps you unplug and get outside.
When you’re out on the water with no cell signal, no smartphone, and no distractions, you can truly unplug. Fishing is a great way to unwind from the pressures of technology and constantly being connected.
3. Fishing reduces stress.
Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself – we guarantee you’ll walk away with a clearer head and more positive outlook than if you had stayed inside!
4. Eating fish is an excellent source of nutrition.
Part of the process of fishing is, of course, reaping the benefits of what you’ve done! After catching and cleaning your fish, you can bake or grill it up into a delicious, nutritious dinner. Eat fish, especially freshly-caught fish, for a dose of extra nutrition.
5. Eating fish could help you live longer.
Fish is packed full of Omega-3 fatty acids, and certain types of fish are excellent sources of this and many other vitamins and nutrients. Fish are lean fats that are part of the healthiest diet in the world – the Mediterranean diet. People who live in that area of the world eat fish as a primary food source AND tend to live longer than almost any other set of people in the world
6. Fishing may decrease symptoms of PTSD.
Fishing isn’t a cure-all, but it seems that way when you consider just how many benefits can be gained from simply getting out on the water for some fishing. If you or a loved one suffers from PTSD, try fishing to see if the calm waters and controlled environment can help make a difference in your quality of life.
So what are you waiting for? Book now to unplug, reduce stress, and catch a nutritious dinner that may help you live a better, longer life.