One of the best ways to burn fat faster than you would anywhere else while you get your heart pumping and tax your muscles at the same time is doing water sports. If you know how to keep your head above the water, water activities are an amazingly effective workout and you have the added bonus that nobody will notice that you are working up a sweat.
Kayaking is one of the greatest activities for any person irrespective of weight as it involves shore, sky, nature, wildlife, water and even meditation on the move. At the same time is it a mental and physical exercise method. Using kayaking as an exercise to aid in weight loss is a question on many people’s lips. Consider for a moment that regardless of what type of physical activity you do, it helps you to lose weight. Exercise that supports physical fitness and is something that you love will cause you to continue doing it and you will do it more often too. It will burn calories, and this will help you lose weight.
Research shows that the average person that weights around 125 pounds will burn a minimum of 289 calories per hour. A heavier person on the other hand that weighs 200 pounds could potentially burn over 450 calories for every hour kayaking. While many people do kayak purely for fun, they forget that it has an added benefit and the “ultimate side effect”, which is weight loss.
Like it or not, you are physically active thus are exercising, therefore, you get fit, healthy and lose weight. Kayaking has three core benefits that blend perfectly in creating a new you.
It is a simple fact that when you burn more calories than what you consume, you lose weight. When you have stubborn fat, you will see it melt away when kayaking. Looking at the calories burned per weights above, you could consider that the average person will burn around 300 to 400 calories per hour. When you consider this, try paddling for longer each time you are on the water.
Your strength building comes from more than just the time spent paddling but add the gear and kayak you must haul around. You need to get in and out of your kayak, get it into and out of the water and then you paddle too, all of which are great for upper and lower body strength.
Your endorphins are constantly pumped which is an excellent mood booster and anything that boosts your mood automatically lowers stress. On the water moving through nature, the fresh air, lovely breeze and sights form part of moving meditation.