How can we make our weekend more interesting??
Well! I have an answer. How about kayaking??
What’s more relaxing than bobbing on kayak on a sunny afternoon?
Today we will have a glimpse on Kayaking and its benefits.
All kayakers can teach us one or more ways to lead happy and healthy life.
First of all, what is kayaking?
Kayaking is the use of a kayak for moving across water. Kayaks were created thousands of years ago by the Inuit, formerly known as Eskimos, of the northern Arctic regions. The main purpose for creating the kayak, which literally translates to “hunter’s boat” was for hunting and fishing
Because of their range and adaptability Kayaks can be used for various out door activities such as diving, fishing, ecotourism and rescue during floods.
Diving: Kayak diving is a type of recreational diving where the divers paddle to a diving site in a kayak carrying all their gear to the place they want to dive. It is a considerably cheaper alternative to using a powered boat, as well as combining the experience of Sea kayaking at the same time.
Fishing: Kayak fishing is fishing from a kayak. Kayak fishing has gained popularity in recent times due to its broad appeal as an environmentally friendly and healthy method of transportation, as well as its relatively low cost of entry compared to motorized boats.
Eco Tourism: Ecotourism based on kayak trips is gaining in popularity. In warm-water vacation destinations such as Sarasota keys, guided kayak trips take kayakers on a tour of the local ecosystem.
Rescue of floods: Kayaks are wildly used to rescue people in flood prone areas as they are easy to carry from one place to another.
Yeah! I think that’s a good enough introduction.
WHERE ALL YOU CAN DO KAYAKING IN INDIA?
Kayaking is a fun way to get active on the water, whether it’s a river, lake or sea. There are many excellent spots for kayaking in India, letting you enjoy the views.
In south backwaters of Kerala, Karwar in Karnataka, Mangalore, Chennai, Puducherry, Vishakhapatnam, Andaman and Nicobar, Kundalika river in Maharashtra are best places to do Kayaking.
Coming to the north we have places like Kali river in Uttarakhand, Brahmaputra river in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagin lake in Kashmir, Rishikesh, Teesta river in Sikkim which are best for Kayaking.
LET’S SEE HOW KAYAKING MAKES OUR LIFE BETTER AND HEALTHY
- Burn your calories
All of that hard core paddling itself gives us a serious workout. Just one hour of kayaking can burn over 350 calories, depending on how hard you paddle. They Improve cardiovascular fitness. They help to increase torso and leg strength, as the strength to power a kayak comes mainly from rotating the torso and applying pressure with your legs.
- Stress booster:
There are as many as mental benefits of Kayaking as physical ones. Diving along the calm waves in your kayak is the best way to decrease your stress. “Being in water meditates you” said Nichols. It puts us in a relaxed state. We don’t need to study or practise meditation. All we must do is just pay attention to the water. It gives us the magical way of refreshment.
- Free Vitamin D:
Most of the people now a day suffer from deficiency of vitamin D as most of it we get from golden rays. Today most of the people work in such places where there is no exposure to sunlight. Kayaking on a holiday gives us free Sunshine vitamin.
- Adventure is life, Confidence is key
Overcoming extreme challenges like Whitewater rapids, or even paddling a longer distance than you did last time, is a way to build confidence and positive self-image. Because in such environments we are expected to self-motivate which is a key step in success.
Interested in taking up the sport by yourself?
Marine Store is with you. Here are some quick tips which are helpful for beginner kayakers. It’s easier than you think.
- Watch the weather:
It’s always good to check the weather before you start kayaking because getting struk yourself in water can damper your day.
- Wear a personal flotation device:
Everything can go upside down with in a second. So, we always suggest you wear your own personal flotation device. As your safety matters us first. We have brought best life jackets in mind of your concern (You can check our block of Life Jackets).
- Don’t lose your way:
Land markers are vital to even the most experienced kayakers. Leaving a path of coloured fabric tied to trees that you can collect on your way back to shore
“If you never did you should, these things give us fun and fun is good.”
Its always good to have your own kayak before heading out.
We, MarineStore.in brings you best collection of kayaks. Check our store for further details.