Here Fishy Fishy
June 4th kicks off this year’s National Fishing & Boating Week and aside from the fun to be had, there’s some compelling health reasons for you to get out and pay homage!
For many a years (hundreds and hundreds) seeking out water and nature (blue and green space) has been considered a cure for stress and other ailments – today, though, we’ve done enough studies (of course we did) to show that theory is scientifically proven.
When you’re in nature and surrounded by trees and water, you’re unknowingly putting your mind into a subtle meditative state – it’s a place for your brain to shut off all the screen time and the many distractions, and just be quiet for once. The quiet allows you to hit the refresh button, relieve stress, and gain a fresh perspective.
The perfect way to achieve this supposed zen is boating and fishing! Boating is actually one of the top three de-stressing activities you could do, and thankfully 90% of Americans live within an hour of navigable water. It’s easy access for most.
If you don’t have a boat, fishing does the trick just fine too. You can go to the extreme and really get into the sport of fishing or, like me, you can throw a worm on the end of your $20 rod and hope for the best. You may not catch as many fish as the sportsman but in the end you’ve both taken equal advantage of the calming effect. Woooosahhh
In addition to the soothing stuff, it’s just good fun. You soak up some vitamin D from the sun, maybe get a bit of exercise, and spend good time with friends and family. Boating and fishing aren’t age or experience restricted, either – anyone can partake.
So be it the bayou in the south, a cliffy coast on the west, or a cool lake in the north, go take advantage of all that blue and green space!
Find Places to Boat and Fish near you: Check our Places to Boat and Fish Map for boating and fishing spots that are near you and fits your family’s needs.
Visit one of the Top 100 Family-Friendly Places to Fish and Boat in the U.S.: Take a look at the Top 100 list to find a spot close to you.
Check out the upcoming free fishing days in your state.