Fishing is a sport. It involves physical activity and skill. What sets it apart from most other sports is that doesn’t require being on a team. You can do it alone, which makes it a perfect way to respect the current health necessities of social distancing. There are other reasons why fishing is good for you – and they dovetail nicely with your physical and mental wellbeing.
Fishing is perhaps one of the most accessible outdoor sports. Most of us can easily participate in it. We really don’t need an abundance of gear. According to the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation, fishing has increased 20 percent over the past decade. It’s becoming something that people of all ages have discovered.
The top reason why fishing has become so popular is that it’s an enjoyable way to keep physically fit. Finding that perfect solitary spot where the fish are biting often requires a hike or even some paddling – both of which offer cardiovascular benefits. You can do it at your own pace, which means there’s no need to worry that you’re letting down the team.
Fishing is just plain good for you
There are definitely benefits from eating the fish you catch. They are an abundant source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to decrease blood pressure and lower the risk of heart failure or stroke.
Catching those fish gets you outside. Even if it’s cloudy, you’re still being exposed to vitamin D. When your skin is exposed to sunlight, it makes vitamin D from cholesterol. The sun’s ultraviolet B (UVB) rays react with cholesterol in the skin cells, providing the energy for vitamin D synthesis to occur. Vitamin D helps us to regulate calcium and phosphate levels, which boosts the immune system, keeps bones and teeth healthy, and has been linked to fighting depression.
Fishing also helps you with the ability to process what’s going on in the world right now. Interacting with the outdoors helps you take notice of the environment around you. It’s necessary to concentrate on catching that fish. Stress is at record levels right now. There’s a growing body of evidence showing that focusing on a single activity is one of the most effective ways to reduce it.
More than 49 million Americans have taken up fishing – and the official season will soon be upon us. It’s not too late to connect with them. Your name and logo on a license holder keeps your brand top of mind throughout the entire fishing season.
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