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Article Spotlight: How Fishing Makes You a Better Person (According to Science)

Posted on July 01 2015

Are you looking to be fitter? Healthier? Happier? Many people underestimate the benefits fishing can offer towards physical shape, mental health, and overall wellness. This Huffington Post article summarizes how “one of the most accessible sports” to all ages, genders, and walks of life can encourage happier, healthier living.

For those looking to get into shape, fishing can be a physical activity. Oftentimes, the hiking, paddling, and excursion necessary to reach a fishing spot can offer physical benefits. At the very least, exposure to the great outdoors encourages a more active lifestyle. Different types of fishing also involve different motions, some demanding more from certain muscles than others. A common physical obstacle in fishing is motion sickness; however, a little preparation and research into the turpitude of your prospective waters can help. And obviously, the Anchor Nutrition Bar  team is here to support your health.

If you enjoy eating your catch, you can furthermore benefit from all the nutritional value of fish. Omega-3 fatty acids are common supplements found in pharmacies; they are also naturally present in fish. Diets high in omega-3 fatty acids lower risks of high blood pressure, stroke, heart failure, and potentially even breast cancer. Kids especially benefit from diets with fish, because omega-3 fatty acids are conducive to healthy brain function in children. 

This article also addresses the effect of fishing on mental stress. Adventuring into the quietude of nature is a way that many people unplug from their high-stress lives. In an era in which many of us are constantly plugged into technology, and exhausted by persistent stress, fishing provides a literal breath of fresh air. Studies even show that fishing can improve symptoms of PTSD.

 As more and more people express interest in fishing, fishing is becoming an increasingly inclusive sport. A little initiative to get out on your first fishing excursion can go a long way in launching a healthier and happier future.

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