Did you know that boating resets our brain? Americans are taking less vacation people need to restore their minds now more than ever. Boating is know to offer relaxation, increased happiness, and other benefits such as socializing with friends, exercise and connecting with nature around you.
Boating is meditative: Doing absolutely nothing is a lost art in our society, but is more important than ever as time spent in nature, especially when it involves water, is a valuable way to offset the stresses of living and working in modern contexts.
Boating is awe-inspiring: Awe is an important emotion that helps us get outside ourselves and is uniquely tied to meaning, purpose, compassion and self-worth. Water is one of the best sources of wonder, and boats of all types allow us to experience this awe.
Boating promotes play and induces creativity: Stress is shown to inhibit creativity. One of the best remedies is play, which triggers the release of endorphins. Watersports and aquatic activities are a source of play, ushering in the body’s natural feel-good chemicals.
Boating appeals to our senses: The mere sight of water can induce a flood of neurochemicals that promote wellness. A lifelong relationship to water, facilitated through boating, brings vast cognitive, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual benefits for people of all ages and abilities.