If you are feeling burnt out or down, it may be time to get out into nature once again.
According to the psychologist Niels Eék, who is the co-founder of the self-development and mental wellbeing platform Rement, the key to having good mental health might just be spending plenty of time out in nature.
According to Eék, a number of different researchers have studied the health benefits that are associated with spending time in nature. In was found in one study in particular, which was published recently in BioScience Journal, that being exposed to nature on a daily basis can, among many things, help to alleviate feelings of stress and give your self-esteem a boost, for as long as seven hours. He says that when you reconnect with nature it can also help you be present in the moment and more mindful.
Seven reasons why fishing is beneficial for you
The following are seven top health benefits provided by carp fishing holidays. Learn the reasons why, whether you are a weekend hobbyist or match angler, that it is an excellent way to improve your physical and mental wellbeing.
1. Fishing helps to keep you fit
When you go fishing your lungs, heart, and major muscle groups all get a good work out. One good way to give your aerobic exercise a boost is to select a fishing pot that is a 10 to 15-minute walk from the car. It also calls for strength to get set up, cast off, and then wind in hundreds of smaller fish. Then there are the huge pike or carp that you can sometimes find. It engages your legs, core, arms, back, and shoulders and provides you with a very active workout.
2. Fishing helps to increase your level of vitamin D
Even when there are grey skies – which there frequently are – being outdoors means your body can increase its critical reserves of Vitamin D. This important vitamin helps to regulate the amount of phosphate and calcium in your body, which helps to keep your teeth and bones healthy. It has been linked with fighting depression and gives your immune system a boost.
3. Fishing helps to improve your concentration levels
According to research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, being outdoors and noticing your surrounding environment can help you improve your concentration abilities. Walking in nature or spending time under shady trees can result in changes inside of your brain, which can help to improve your concentration levels.
4. Fishing helps to reduce stress levels
Stress causes 40% of adults to lie awake throughout the night. However, anxiety is lowered by simply being near water and helps to promote a feeling of calm. An increasing number of charities are beginning to realise this and have started to make use of the therapeutic benefits that fishing provides for treating illnesses such as post-traumatic stress disorder.
5. You can fish with your friends
It doesn’t matter how old you are, joining an angling club allows you to become part of a close-knit community, whether you just simply nod greeting to your fellow anglers at the next peg or participate in competitions. You can join in as little or as much as you would like, but one of the best ways to spend time is to be around like-minded individuals, connecting with new-found friends and sharing a common interest.
6. Fishing helps to improve your self-esteem
Fishing all centres around your personal goals, and achieving those goals is a sure way of improving your self-esteem. It is a lifelong skill as well that can be enjoyed at any age. All anglers remember the first catch they made. Look at how their eyes light up whenever they talk about it. Fishing is also the ideal skill for passing on to the next generation. Grandfathers can take their grandchildren out and show them how to hook maggots. When you spend time with your family that also helps to promote feelings of wellbeing and security, which makes fishing a very worthwhile activity to participate in and learn.
7. Fishing allows you to unplug
Although most people like to fish on weekends, we also see lots of after-work angles on our canals as well. So leave your emails and computer behind, and get away from your tablet or game console, and give your eyes a rest and watch the sparkling water instead.