Myrtle Beach fishingOne of the most accessible outdoor activity these days is fishing. Regardless of your age, fitness, and income level, you are welcome to participate in this kind of sport. Additionally, fishing is no longer exclusive for men. In the latest report provided by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, one third of the 46 million Americans who are fishing today are women. The sport is also seeing a growing ethnic and age diversity. Fishing has a positive impact in a person’s health and well-being regardless if he or she has been going fishing since childhood or if it his or her first time to grab a fishing pole. Provided below are a few things you need to know as to how fishing can make your life happier and healthier.

Be Physically Fit

Even though fishing on its own won’t make your heart beat faster, many of today’s finest fishing spots need a bit of hiking, biking, and paddling to reach, all of which are known to be good for your cardiovascular system. It is possible for you to make your fishing trip as physical as you want it to be. But, you don’t have to be overly active if you want to participate. Even if you just get out there, you will still enjoy the advantages of being on the outdoors and perhaps that is the start of a new healthy and happier lifestyle. Spending time outdoors is beneficial for your brain and your body in general. The outdoors offers us plenty of Vitamin D, which is a feel good vitamin and helps us grow old gracefully. A certain type of fishing called fly fishing, which uses flies as well as a weighted line, can also aid in the recovery of women with breast cancer. Casting For Recovery as well as other groups offer their support by combining breast cancer education with fishing, which also serves as a form of therapy as well as exercise. According to the site of Casting for Recovery, the gentle movement of fly casting is comparable to exercises that are commonly prescribed after radiation or surgery to encourage soft tissue stretching. The group helps women of all ages who are in varying stages of treatment and recovery.

Great Source Of Nutrition

Although not all of those who fish keep whatever they catch, those who do keep them enjoy some great benefits. First of all, fish is full of omega-3 fatty acids that help lower blood pressure and reduce the risks of heart failure and store. They may also help in lowering irregular heartbeats and encourage better brain function among kids, according to the report of the Mayo Clinic. Apart from brain and heart health, eating fish may also help save your eyesight, reduce your susceptibility to asthma attacks, lower your chances of suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and safeguard your skin against the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays. Some studies also suggest that including the consumption of fish as part of your daily diet can also lower your risks of having breast cancer.

Help You Live Longer

Eating  a healthy diet has lots of benefits. The diet of the Japanese, which is heavy in fish and vegetables, was believed to have contributed to their long lifespan. Women from japan have the longest lifespan, which is at 87 years old, based on the report released by the World Health Organization. Meanwhile, Japanese men have an average lifespan of 80.

Reduce Stress

Several men and women who have experienced the fun and excitement of Myrtle Beach fishing knows how the waves and the tug on the fishing line is more than enough to relieve your stress. According to the CEO and President of the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, Frank Peterson, fishing can help relieve stress and create a sense of excitement. About 38% of the 9% of Americans who are considering to participate in such a sport because they are interested in its effects of relieving stress. In our country wherein 80% of us feel more stressed every year, only 37% can safely say that they are managing it well. It is important to find a way for you to relax so you can take care of your mental and physical health.  Fishing requires you to be mindful. According to studies, focusing on one activity is a good way to reduce stress.

Reduce Symptoms of PTSD

Mental relaxation and a simple exercise can be beneficial for those who are suffering from PTSD or post traumatic stress disorder. A study conducted in 2009 can reduce signs of PTSD and improve the mood of the person who is suffering from this disorder. Those who participated in fly fishing reported a 32% decrease in guilt and a reduction of 43% in their hostile feelings. They also reported a 30% reduction in their feeling of fear and a 36% drop in sadness. A part of these positive effects stayed for one whole month after joining the fishing retreat.

Helps You Unplug

A few of the mental advantages of going fishing is the opportunity to unplug from our otherwise busy and digital lives. It gives us the chance to cut back on our screen time so we can enjoy nature. Fishing is a good and natural way for us to recharge our batteries.

Tips For First Time Fly Fishers

  • If you are interested in going fishing for the first time, here are a few things you need to remember.
  • Fly fishing is not only carried out in mountain streams. You can also do it in lakes, ponds, rivers, and saltwater.
  • If you are a beginner, don’t hesitate to invest in a starter kit that includes a reel, rod, line, as well as flies. Some kits also have knots that have been tied already. But keep in mind that buying a gear does not guarantee that you will catch a fish.
  • Don’t hesitate to ask the professionals. There are factors that will affect your ability to catch a fish. Be sure to ask the people who are familiar with the area.
  • Explore waters that are close to your home. You don’t have to go far on your fishing trip. There are a lot of places near your home where you could fish that you just didn’t know about.
  • Go fishing whenever you can. There are those who go fishing in the early morning while others only during spring. Don’t limit yourself and don’t allow restrictions to prevent you from enjoy this relaxing activity. If you have time and you want to relax, go fishing right away.

If you want to go fishing, call Ricky Long of Captain Ricky Long’s Fishing Service now.

Ricky Long
Captain Ricky Long’s Fishing Service
4495 Baker St
Little River, SC 29566
(843) 249-1889