Benefits of Sailing

Sailing is not only beneficial for the body but for the mind and soul too. You can achieve an excellent fitness regimen while having a tremendous time under the sun. Here are to discuss some of the health advantages of cruising.

Physical conditioning – The continuous job of pulling and raising a sail to keep the boat in the ideal track strengthens and develops muscles of the upper and lower extremities, trunk and abdomen. Agility, versatility and endurance of the body required to meet the demands of cruising activities are established and boosted.

Cardiovascular fitness – Just like all exercises and sports that keep one healthy, cruising activities can decrease the threat of heart disease and hypertension, lower cholesterol levels, and reduce risk for weight problems. And just like all muscles, the heart grows more powerful with exercise, so it can pump blood more effectively throughout the arteries and veins of the body and also operate at optimal rate with less effort. Those who work out also have a slower resting heart rate due to less effort needed to pump blood.

Mental – Why are people always in a jolly and enjoyable mood while out on the water? Aside from the natural relaxing results generated by the noises of the waves and the wind, the saltiness in the air also adds to that feeling of bliss. The different state of minds of a person are greatly impacted by a neurotransmitter called serotonin, a chemical substance that is known to produce a happy sensation. The saltiness of air is comprised of charged ions which promote oxygen absorption in the body, thereby producing a more balanced serotonin levels. The more balanced the serotonin levels in the body are, the greater the sense of happiness.

Relaxation – The noise of the wind and waves, sprinkling water, the cadenced motion of the boat, and the feel of breeze on your face stimulate the brain wave patterns in ways that promote a relaxing and soothing result to an individual. The mind and body are eased from tensions and stress and anxiety as one ends up being relaxed and concentrates on the fun and amazing jobs.

Concentration – Concentration ability is developed and boosted while sailing as sailors need to stay concentrated and psychologically alert to perform the multiple tough jobs at hand.

In addition to the above health benefits, cruising provides a chance for people to mingle and hang out outside with a positive ambiance. Sailors belong to an active, diverse and dynamic enthusiast group. Moreover, cruising produces a sense of healthy and strong appreciation for nature.