The Big Fish story gives you much more than just a dubious reputation… Want to improve your balance and core strength? Try reeling in a catfish from a wobbly canoe. Depending on the fight, your flexibility will strengthen as you test your determination. All this will occur in the joy of the catch.
Fishing provides seniors ways to improve their health. As long as you aren’t sitting on the dock of the bay napping, you could be burning an average of 200 calories an hour, walking the banks for the best fishing hole, and consistently throwing your line out. You are also helping your body regulate the absorption of calcium and phosphorus to will improve your immune system since you’re getting a solid dose of vitamin D from all that time in the sunshine.
Battling even a small fish engages your shoulders, back, arms, core, and legs. If you are an avid angler, you will have the incentive to build these muscles in your spare time to be ready for the big catch.
Taking on a focused task while spending time in nature is akin to meditation, lowering your blood pressure and decreasing anxiety. What is not to love?
Follow this LINK to read an article that details the top ten health benefits of fishing, and then head to the bait store and grab your hooks.