7 Health Benefits of Kayaking

kayak health benefits

If love spending time outdoors like me, then chances are, you’ve been kayaking. After all, what’s not to love about maneuvering your own lightweight kayak into tight sea caves, being able to get closer to sea life, and escape the noise on land for the quiet on the water? Not only is it a fun activity, but it’s also a great family activity. (See more at www.globosurfer.com/best-recreational-kayaks/)


Because kayaking requires a lot of upper body strength and endurance, it provides great physical conditioning to those that perform it. And what’s not to love about an activity that you enjoy, takes you outside, and that also gives you a great workout?

Alex over at KayakCritic is guest posting this week for me, providing readers with 7 health benefits of kayaking. Enjoy the post!  -Julie

7 Health Benefits of Kayaking

Kayak health benefits

Are you interested in losing your weight? If you are, know that you don’t have to hit the gym. One fun thing you can do is start kayaking! In doing so, you will achieve your fitness goals and have fun at the same time.

This is why a lot of people have recently become very curious of the sport. Some of them have started kayaking just for fun, but then it becomes a hobby. There are also those who are so passionate that they have decided to try it as a professional sport.

A lot of people don’t realize all of the benefits you can get out of kayaking. For one, check out the bodies of those who kayak! Not only does it provide physical benefits, but it also can help you relax. Simply first try it as a hobby. Head out to the waters and relax when you have enough time. You can just forget what is going on around the world and just enjoy your view. Be sure to sit back and enjoy the fresh air and tranquility that surrounds you.

You will see all these benefits the moment you start kayaking. Also, bring your friends with you to make it more fun. Check the infographic below if you are interested in giving kayaking a try.

-Alex, The Kayak Critic

7 Health Benefits Of Kayaking

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  1. Tiffany Locke | 13th Sep 17

    Thanks for the information on how you can burn around 400 calories an hour when you kayak at 5 mph. This would be a great way to lose weight or get in shape while also having the chance to explore some lakes or rivers. Purchasing the right kayak would probably help you go at a decent speed so you can burn a number of calories you want as well as enjoy the trip.

    • Julie | 13th Sep 17

      Glad you enjoyed the post! 🙂

  2. Mark | 15th Nov 17

    Some great points in the graphic. How about adding “Fresh Air & Scenery” to the list? Cruising down a river approaching beautiful scenery is a big bonus 🙂

    • Julie | 15th Nov 17

      Agreed! (Sometimes the most obvious things are forgotten!) As the infographic isn’t mine, I added another sentence to the post instead. Thanks for pointing that out to me! 🙂

  3. Barry | 10th Jul 18

    A great combination of pictures and infographic. In a word, I want to say I loved it. As well as beautiful scenery also steel my heart.
    Thanks julie.

    • Julie | 11th Jul 18

      Glad you liked it. Thanks for reading! 🙂

  4. stave | 21st Sep 19

    I don’t even know that there is some health benefit doing kayak. Thanks Julie

  5. John S. Mastin | 23rd Jul 20

    Wow… That’s great work.. You’ve inspired me. Thanks!

    • Julie | 24th Jul 20

      Thanks for reading! 🙂

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