You know that I'm all about getting outside and exploring the beauty of the outdoors. that's why I'm so excited to share some information with you today about a study that the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation has released. Did you know there was a Recreation Boating and Fishing Foundation? I sure didn't!
Our family loves the water, in fact we just spent some time at the beach.
You can tell by the look on their faces just how much fun they are having :)
The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation wants to encourage more people to get out and into the water, enjoying the time and reducing their stress. Here are some highlights I found particularly interesting:
- 48 percent of Americans have trouble sleeping because of the stress of the day.
- Boating is ranked as one of the top 3 stress relieving activities.
- Simply being near water can lower anxiety.
- Only 37.5 percent of people use the outdoors to relax!
How's that for some compelling reasons to get out and enjoy some boating or fishing? Here is a look at some more reasons to get on the water:
Not surprisingly, when our life gets hectic and we're feeling like we need a break, we load the kids up in the car and head to the water. We're lucky that our coastal waters offer great opportunity for fishing, crabbing and just watching the waves roll in. But, closer to home is our well loved reservoir where we spend much of our free time. Picnicking, fishing, swimming and boating are some of our favorite activities. We love spending time in, on and around the water!
Do yourself and your health a favor and get out there. Get on a boat, by a lake, river or stream. Take your family, friends and loved ones. Embrace nature and enjoy the benefits you get from having fun. De-stress, relax and have some fun. Do it for you, do it for your loved one, do it to teach your kids to love the outdoors. Whatever reason you need, just get out and do it!
It's good for you and it's fun too :)