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7 Water Activities That Will Make You Feel Amazing


7 Water Activities That Will Make You Feel Amazing

When we think of water activities, we often picture swimming in the ocean or going to the pool and relaxing. However, water activities don’t always involve playing around in the water–in fact, some of them can even help relieve stress and make you feel more focused and relaxed! Here are seven of the most popular water activities you can do at home to improve your wellbeing.

7 Water Activities That Will Make You Feel Amazing
Water Activities

1) Jet Skiing

The process of jet skiing requires balance, speed, and endurance. Anyone who has been on a jet ski knows that it can be one of the most exhilarating experiences out there. There’s no telling what you might find in your path – all you have to do is sit back and enjoy (and stay safe). Jet skiing can also be used as an effective form of exercise because the large muscles are often used during the ride. In addition, you'll get some good core work done because balancing for long periods of time can help strengthen these muscles. Jet skis are not cheap but if you're looking for a fun activity or an exercise routine then this is for you! All you need is a lake, river, ocean, or even a pool. Talk about making your summer memories with family and friends.

2) Kayaking

Kayaking is an active, full-body exercise that can be done alone or with a group. Since it’s easy to maneuver and lightweight, kayaking is a popular way to explore bodies of water like lakes, rivers, and oceans—and it’s also fun! Need another reason to try it? Kayaking burns around 500 calories per hour. This makes it one of the most physically demanding but effective water activities for weight loss! It is a great option for people who are looking to get back into shape because you work every muscle in your body while using your upper body and core strength. Plus, since you control the pace and type of activity, you can customize your workout based on your fitness level.

3) SUP (Stand Up Paddleboarding)

SUP is an increasingly popular form of water activity. Stand-up paddleboards are bigger than surfboards, wider and thicker too, making them perfect for beginners. In fact, it’s said that stand-up paddleboarding is one of the most user-friendly ways to get into water sports; almost anyone can do it! Find out more about SUP in our guide. Have you heard of sup yoga? Check out this video from Surf Lakes, or read our blog post on sup yoga poses. If you're looking for some inspiration check out these 10 photos of SUP being done right. In addition to SUP, we've also written a blog post on swimming (see here). Swimming is a very good exercise for your whole body - try freestyle, breaststroke, or backstroke to work for different muscle groups. 

If you enjoy open water activities then what about kite surfing? Kite surfing combines windsurfing with snowboarding - sounds like fun! We've written a detailed guide to learn how.

4) Swimming

Swimming is an excellent way to take a mental health day. Not only will you get to spend some time away from your everyday environment, but you’ll also enjoy all of the swimming’s many benefits. Swimming gives us a chance to use up excess energy and anger, making it great for those times when we feel too stressed or depressed for other types of physical activity. 

It has been shown to be one of the best forms of exercise for improving cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and strength. Even if you are not a competitive swimmer there are still so many things you can do in the water such as kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, etc.

5) Deep Sea Fishing

For anglers looking for an underwater adventure, a deep-sea fishing trip is exactly what you need. The thrill of reeling in a fish from depths of several miles down will energize and excite you, leaving you with a feeling of elation. While there’s plenty of excitement on board when it comes to your deep sea fishing trip, that doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. 

There are many affordable opportunities out there. Depending on the type of fish you're after, how much time you have available, and where you want to go; all these things can determine the type of charter company or boat that's right for you. Get ready for this great experience by packing your favorite bait, rod, and tackle box. Whether you're going for an afternoon or plan to stay overnight, you'll enjoy watching the sunset as you reel in one more big catch!

6) Snorkeling

Snorkeling involves using a mask, fins, and snorkel—basically a scuba set without an oxygen tank—to breathe underwater. It’s an activity that requires no special skills or equipment, is open to both beginners and experienced swimmers, and is suitable for everyone from adults to children. It’s particularly suited to people who want to relax while they swim because they can just lie on their backs and watch fish go by. If you have asthma, allergies, or any other respiratory problems you may need to get permission from your doctor before going in the water. If you wear contact lenses when you're snorkeling, you'll need to remove them before putting on your mask so as not to risk getting any liquid into your eyes. Be sure to take care of your gear after each use: Wash it with fresh water, rinse it thoroughly, then dry it off and store it away.

7) Windsurfing

The Sport of Kings (and Rulers) First developed in 1959, windsurfing has grown from a small local sport to one that’s currently enjoyed by millions of people around the world. Whether you sail to race or for pure enjoyment, it’s fair to say that windsurfing is one of those activities that can genuinely change your life. Read on and discover more about what makes windsurfing so special. 

  1. Why is Windsurfing Good For Mental Health? 
  2. What are the Benefits of Windsurfing? 
  3. Who Should Take Up Windsurfing? 
  4. How Can I Learn More About Windsurfing?                                                                                                                               There are loads of different things you can do to learn more about windsurfing, including: 

  • Reading up on reviews online. 
  • Check out some tips and tricks videos.
  • Learning how to set up your board.
  • Signing up for a course at your nearest sailing club.


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