The Benefits Of Kayaking

Kayaking can be a great way to see the Gold Coast from a different perspective, and it’s a cruisy and interesting way to explore the waterways; whether out on the Broadwater, in the surf, or casually paddling through the canals. In this post we will have a look at some of the many benefits of taking a kayak out onto the water.

Stress Relief

Just being out on the water has a calming affect. Paddling around on a kayak, breathing in the fresh air with a warm breeze on your skin is truly relaxing. At the same time you are getting some exercise which will also help to reduce stress.

It’s Great Exercise

It doesn’t matter if you’re just taking it slow or are paddling hard. Getting out on a kayak is a great form of exercise and certainly breaks the monotony of the gym or going for a jog in the park. Paddling a kayak is a good way to build up that all important core muscle strength, as well as being a solid workout for the arms and shoulders.

Improve Your Balance And Coordination

In perfectly calm water it is relatively easy to keep a kayak balanced, but as soon as you hit a bit of chop or the wake left behind from a passing boat, your ability to balance will be challenged. Paddling kayaks really helps you improve both your balance and your coordination. Obviously the more you practice the better you will be.

Build Up Your Cardiovascular Fitness

Digging that paddle in hard and fast will really get the lungs sucking air and the heartbeat racing. Get together with some friends and have a kayak race and get super fit in the process. It’s gotta be a lot more fun and interesting than lifting mindless weights at the gym every day.

Get An All Over Workout

Although some muscles will definitely be put under more load than others, kayaking will give your entire body a real workout. It’s a great way to burn off those excess calories, too. So get out on the water and give it a go. Give your legs a break from going for a run. Have some fun in the sun instead.

Explore The Gold Coast From The Water

Cruising around the Broadwater or canals in a kayak allows you to see the area from a perspective you just don’t get on land. You might even find a secluded beach where you can stop for a while and chill out in peace.

Hire A Kayak At Gold Coast Watersports

We not only do jet ski hire, jet boating and parasailing, we also hire boats, stand up paddle boards and kayaks. So come in and see us and get out in the fresh air for a few hours. It’s way more fun than TV or video games.

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