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Four Fascinating Health Benefits of Fishing


Fishing in Myrtle Beach sounds like paradise to many. The waters in the area are clear and calm, offering access to various species throughout the year. Anglers of all ages and skill levels can enjoy casting their lines from a fishing charter, the pier, or their very own boat! If you’re on the fence about fishing while you’re in town, here are some surprising health benefits that may convince you to get out your rod and reel.

  1. Reduced Stress Levels

There have been countless studies linking time in nature to improved mental health. Even spending a few minutes walking outside can almost instantly bring us out of a bad mood. Fishing is another wonderful way to experience the great outdoors and reduce your stress levels at the same time! You’ll have beautiful views from your boat, you can spend quality time with your loved ones, and you can leave all your worries back on the shore.

  1. Increased Levels of Vitamin D

Vitamin D is an incredibly important nutrient for our overall health, as it can help us retain calcium, reduce cancer cell growth, reduce inflammation, and more. Despite all its benefits, it’s actually pretty hard to fulfill your daily requirement through food alone. Vitamin D is often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin,” since the sun’s rays encourage our bodies to produce it. So, it only makes sense that fishing would be a great method for getting those precious rays! Lather up with your favorite sunscreen and head out on the water for some sun and surf.

  1. Immune System Boost

Fresh air and sunlight aren’t only good for your stress levels, but they can also help improve your immune system. We’ve already talked about how fishing can reduce stress, which helps keep your immune system healthy in turn. But the added benefits of sunlight and fresh air encourage your body to fight illness and infection, keeping you healthy long after your boat docks.

  1. Improved Cardiovascular Health

Fishing might not seem like a particularly taxing physical activity, but you may be surprised at the cardiovascular benefits it can have! Depending on your regular activity levels and the type of fishing you’re doing, you could burn around 200 calories every hour. Plus, as you cast your line and reel in those fighting fish, you’re giving your arm and core muscles a workout as well.


Include Us in Your Myrtle Beach Vacation

Are you ready to experience the health benefits of fishing firsthand? Come enjoy a fishing charter with us at Crazy Sister Marina! Join in on one of our party boat charters for a fun-filled afternoon the whole family will love. For the more experienced anglers, embark on a day-long trip led by one of our expert captains. Contact us today to learn more about all of our fishing excursions and boat rentals!

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