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Kayaking for Fun and Exercise

Man Kayaking in Myrtle Beach

Kayaking for Fun and Exercise

If you have never tried kayaking and you are planning a trip to the Myrtle Beach area, you should add kayaking to your list of Myrtle Beach things to do. Kayaking provides an excellent way for you to be one with nature, gliding along the waterways taking in the sights. But kayaking is also a great exercise. So, on your next vacation, why not mix something that is fun with something good for you too?

5 Health Benefits of Kayaking

As we said above, kayaking can be great exercise. Check out this list of five health benefits that you can experience when you rent a kayak near Myrtle Beach. 

  1. Kayaking burns calories, and lots of them

Just a three-hour kayaking adventure can help you burn up to 1,200 calories. This means that you could easily burn more calories while seated in a kayak than you might during a slow jog around your resort or vacation hotel.

  1. Kayaking helps strengthen your lat muscles

Your lower back muscles and your latissimus dorsi muscles, known as the lats, can benefit significantly from kayaking. With each stroke of the paddle through the water, your lats get an excellent healthy workout. Whether you paddle vigorously or slowly, you can be assured you are getting in a great toning workout.

  1. Kayaking can help firm up those abs

We all know that getting toned abs is one of the hardest things to accomplish during our workouts. Quite simply, it is difficult to get firm and nice-looking abs, especially behind those hard-to-get-rid-of fats. Kayaking regularly, however, can help you get the six-pack that you have long desired. Of course, you’re not going to get a six-pack just by renting a kayak in Myrtle Beach. But, you might develop a love for kayaking (and how your abs feel the next day) and want to take up the sport when you get back home.

  1. Kayaking is great for the arms

That repetitive rowing motion makes for a great arm workout. Once you get a taste of kayaking and decide to become a kayaking fan, you may soon see a better-looking and more toned arm. Both your triceps and biceps are sure to get a great workout.

  1. Kayaking is an excellent stress reliever

When we work out or get up close and personal with nature, our stress levels start to fade away. That feeling of floating on the water combined with the cool breeze that will hit your face as you are paddling can be quite calming and positively refreshing at the same time. And when you are on vacation, especially when you are in Myrtle Beach and are taking in all of the many things that the area has to offer, you want to be relaxed and at your best. After all, you’re on vacation!