Oh, spring. Spring is a season that brings hope, fun, and peace for a lot of people. Especially in areas where winters can be harsh and depressing, spring finally gives us a glimpse toward brighter days.
The best way to take advantage of the weather turning for the better is by getting outside and enjoying nature. Although spring is known to be a bit rainy, temperatures are rising and there are more opportunities to have fun.
To get even more specific, kayaking is a fantastic way to get in touch with Mother Nature. One of the most relaxing ways to enjoy your surroundings is by hopping on a kayak and paddling away.
Although you can kayak for many months in most areas, spring is a great time to partake in the activity. Why? Well, there are plenty of reasons. Here are a few reasons as to why kayaking is a great spring time activity!
The weather is on your sideLike we already mentioned, spring is a time that snow melts, the sun comes out, and temperatures are far more enjoyable. In areas where temperatures plummet, there are months at a time where kayaking cannot even be thought about for a while.
On the flip side, summers can harbor extremely hot temperatures that are not enjoyable to be involved with. So, not only is the spring a break from the cold, but it is a window of time that harbors really enjoyable temperatures. You will probably have to still battle some cold temperatures or unfavorable rain, but the general idea still stands.
That glimmer of hope once the spring months roll around can be super exciting. Ice finally melts and waterways open up for the kayaking to commence. So, grab your kayak and hit the water!
Counteracts the winter sadnessThere is science to indicate that the winter season can cause depression and lead to sadder emotions. This is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder which is more common than you may realize. Especially if you are already prone to anxiety and depression, the winter can be a tough time.
Shorter days with sunlight, cold temperatures, and many other factors go into this idea. This is why spring time can bring so much hope. Being outside and immersed in nature is one of the best ways to counteract these effects. Obviously, it is not some broadstroke fix that will solve all of your problems, but it is a good step.
Another way to feel better as a person is by keeping up with your physical fitness. There are also studies to show that when you feel better physically, your mental health also gets better. Kayaking is a great source of exercise, so use this to your advantage to help your mental health.
Burn those holiday calories and keep your New Year’s resolution in checkMany peoples’ New Year’s resolutions involve losing weight. By the time April and May roll around to start spring, many people no longer practice said resolution. Kayaking is a fantastic way to keep up with your fitness goals while also having a really fun time. Like you would go to the gym, you can treat kayaking like an avenue for working out if you so desire.
Running on a treadmill is fine, but it is boring. Not only can you get a good workout in by kayaking, but you are in nature and doing something that you probably find fun. Kayaking really works your cardio, core, and arms, so you can actually get a well-rounded workout by going hard with the paddle.
Fishing is in its primeIn many areas, fishing is in its primetime in the spring. Now, this all depends on your specific area, so keep that in mind. But, generally speaking, this is a fantastic time to fish.
Once the ice melts and waterways start to increase in temperature, fish start to get more active. Since they have been fairly lethargic all winter, they are chomping at the bit to get more active, eat a ton, and ultimately spawn.
The spawn is a fantastic time to get out on the water and try your luck. Fish are fired up and ready to stuff their bellies right before giving birth. Throwing the kayak in the water and targeting the hard-to-reach spots can be super beneficial to you as an angler.
Obviously, fishing is not for everyone, but if you want to take up this hobby while kayaking, spring is the time to start.
Test out that new Christmas giftKayaks are super popular Christmas gifts, especially as of late. With recent technological advancements, kayaks have become cheaper and far more accessible to the masses. In turn, kayaks have become really great holiday presents for kids and adults who want to get into the activity.
If you received a kayak during the holiday season, the spring is perfect for finally giving it a try. Depending on where you live, winter may be warm enough to try, but you probably have to wait until spring for the opportunity to present itself.
You will probably be chomping at the bit to get on the water, so the spring is the perfect time to finally get it done.
Whether you are new to kayaking or not, there are plenty of reasons to hit the water with one this spring. This is the perfect time between the cold winter and hot summer, so take advantage of it while you can.
If you are new to the activity it can be a little bit daunting, but rest assured, it only takes a little bit of experience to get really comfortable in a kayak and with the lifestyle that comes with it. Once that comfortable point hits, you can take advantage of these awesome spring-time perks. Hopefully, you can take this information and get after it this spring! Good Luck and happy paddling!