Why you should take up kayaking as a New Year’s resolution

Every year when 1st January rolls around, many of us take the opportunity of a fresh year to make New Year’s resolutions.

Often these resolutions focus on our health and well-being. Perhaps you want to get in shape and contemplating joining the gym? Maybe you want to set yourself the goal of eating healthier. Or maybe you want to focus on your mindset or improve how you feel?

There are many different options when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. However, have you thought about taking up a new hobby?

Kayaking could be the perfect option if you’re looking for something fun, which gets you outside in nature but also helps you keep fit and active.

Kayaking can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities – you don’t have to have any experience whatsoever to reap the benefits of this thrilling pastime.

With a wide range of kayaks for sale, the team at Cambridge Kayaks love introducing people to the joy of kayaking and helping them to discover their passion for paddling.

What are the benefits of kayaking?

We may be biased but we believe that the benefits of kayaking are countless!

From being out in Mother Nature and discovering beautiful waterways and coastlines, through to the fact that paddling is an amazing work out, you’re bound to find plenty of reasons to get out on the water.

Plus, kayaking is proven to help support and improve mental health thanks to its positive fitness benefits alongside the fact that it gets people outside in the fresh air. 

What do I need to get started?

It’s straight forward to get started with kayaking, and the easiest first step to take is to join a local club and invest in some lessons.

Most clubs will be able to provide you with a kayak and most of the equipment to borrow during your lessons. Once you’re more confident and at an ability to go it alone, you can start searching for the right kayak to suit your needs.

Remember there are a number of different styles of kayaks available including fishing kayaks and sit on top kayaks so it’s important to think about what type you want to use.

You will also need to ensure you have vital safety equipment such as a life vest and find paddles which are the right length for you.

Discover new destinations 

Kayaking can open a whole new world on the water, enabling you to discover stretches of waterway and coastline you never knew existed. It’s also a fantastic way to spot wildlife along the riverbanks – you never know what you could spot on your journey! Therefore it’s advisable to plan your route so you can ensure you have an enjoyable and exciting kayaking experience.

If you’re interested in taking up kayaking in 2023 what’s stopping you? With the right guidance, support and equipment it could become the best New Year’s resolution you’ve ever set yourself! Get in touch today to speak to one of our kayaking experts and see how they can help you.

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