Seriously, isn’t science great! But then every angler already knows that fishing is the best thing out there.
Here we list 5 of the top reasons Scientists have determined that fishing makes you a better person.
Fishing can keep you physically fit. You heard it here first! Why waste your time at the gym when you can go fishing and get plenty of exercise. Now, granted, fishing isn’t exactly going to get your heart rate up (although that depends on the type of fishing you do), but most times you’re going to have to get physical just getting to your fishing spot. They could be in the way of handling a boat, paddling or rowing out, even hiking or riding a bike to reach the place. These all involve “exercise”!
Fishing can keep you healthy. Just getting outside is, in itself better for you than staying indoors. The fresh air and the vitamin D is exceptionally good for the body…just don’t forget the sunscreen. And, for those who are recovering from radiation treatment the gentle motion of fly casting resembles exercises often prescribed after surgery or radiation to promote soft tissue stretching.
Fishing helps to reduce stress. Mind you, that’s debatable for some folk who can get rather irritated if they are not catching anything. But for the majority of anglers who just enjoy the experience, it definitely does help. Even just the gentle lapping of waves and tug on a fishing line is enough to push any stress far from the mind.
May help to decrease PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). This is taken from a study that was made back in 2009. “After three days of fly fishing, participants reported a 32 percent reduction in guilt and a 43 percent decrease in feelings of hostility. The feeling of fear was also reduced by 30 percent, and sadness dropped by 36 percent. A portion of these positive effects remained even a full month after the fishing retreat.” – Source
It will help keep you unplugged. This is just a trendy way of saying that by staying away from the pressures of the modern digital world, going fishing is going to help you unplugged and give your brain time to relax and rejuvenate.
So there you have it – 5 ways that fishing has scientifically been proven to be beneficial to you.
Now what are you waiting for – go grab your rod and get out there fishing!