Water recreational activities are rapidly becoming popular among the modern societies. Recreational activities are being embraced more and more especially if they are convenient. With the lifestyles we live today, it is important that each one finds some time to relax and indulge in fun activities that are different from the day to day hectic routines.
Water recreational activities are becoming popular due to the numerous benefits that they provide. One of the main reasons that people are turning to water activities is due to the fact that they are a very healthy option. Unlike other recreational activities that include physical activity, water activities are healthy since they provide soft resistance which is kind to the human body especially to joints and bones. This is unlike physical recreational activities such as physical games that include hard impact which can cause damage or injury.
It is also said that water bodies provide a psychological calm that is remedial for the human mind and soul. This is especially true when one goes into the deep waters and takes time to enjoy the calm and serene environment of the wide waters.
Kayaking is one of the recreational water activities that many people are embracing today.
Kayaking is being chosen above other recreational activities due to the numerous advantages it boasts over other recreational undertakings.
Kayaking helps one to be able to work out the body as he or she paddles and navigates the kayak. The very action of paddling works out several muscles in the body ensuring a wholesome workout for the body. Some of the muscles that are employed during kayaking include the arms – especially the biceps and triceps, the shoulder muscles, the chest muscles, the abdominal muscles, and the leg muscles – which are used mainly for stability when paddling and for steering the kayak.
The benefits of physical actions can be best experienced when one is engaged in rigorous kayaking. For this type of kayaking, a sit in kayak is ideal.
A sit in kayak is a type of kayak which has a covered deck with only a small opening – which is the pilot’s cockpit. The pilot sits in the cockpit and the lower part of the pilot’s body is concealed in the deck with only the upper body being exposed.
This kayak is ideal for rough waters since it is very navigable and the pilot is well secured in his cockpit. No water can enter into the deck through the cockpit due to a watertight skirt that is worn by the pilot and secured to the kayak.
Sit on top kayaks are on the other hand quite ideal for helping the kayaker to enjoy the natural elements of the outdoors while kayaking. This includes elements such as the sun and the breeze. One can get a beautiful sun tan when kayaking since the kayaker’s entire body is exposed. Sit on top kayaks allow the kayaker the freedom to move around atop the kayak without any inhibitions.
Kayaks are widely used by groups such as corporations for team building purposes.