The Health Benefits of Fishing

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Did you know that inshore fishing in Clearwater could actually be good for your health?

Fishing is seen by and large as a leisure activity. It’s something you do when you need to get away from it all and relax. However, the benefits of fishing go far beyond just relaxation and stress relief. If you are looking for a great excuse to take advantage of our inshore fishing charters in Clearwater, you’ve come to the right place. Here are just a few of the many health benefits associated with fishing:

#1. It strengthens the immune system.

Fishing, whether it’s done on one of our beautiful charters or in an old fishing boat, is done in the great outdoors, which means that you’ll get your daily dose of vitamin D. Vitamin D assists the body in regulating both phosphorus and calcium, which are minerals that help to defend the body against disease and strengthen the immune system. Who knew that fishing could actually help to keep the doctor away?

#2. It’s beneficial for your cardiovascular health.

Whether or not your spouse wants to admit it, fishing is actually exercise, which means that it’s beneficial for your cardiovascular health. Some forms of fishing can burn up to 200 calories per hour. Whether you’re casting the line, testing out different fishing spots or reeling in your next big fish, you’re putting your lungs and heart to work.

#3. It improves dexterity.

Fishing involves many movements, such as reeling and baiting, that help to keep your shoulder, arms and fingers active. It also encourages you to use muscles that you probably don’t use often in your day-to-day life. Fishing helps to improve dexterity, keeping you limber and flexible.

If your New Year’s resolution for 2017 was to get healthy, why not go fishing? Contact us today to sign up for one of our inshore fishing charters in Clearwater.




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Matt Douglas

Matt Douglas

Captain Matt Douglas is the founder of YACHTFISH and is a licensed United States Coast Guard 100 ton Master Captain. Captain Matt grew up on the waters of Tampa Bay and lived and worked in Costa Rica for over 11 years. He has extensive experience in Central America, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Florida. Captain Matt is a tournament-winning captain who has an intense passion for boating, fishing and creating life time memories for his Clients. These passions, combined with his experience, were the catalysts for YACHTFISH. Captain Matt is laser-focused on what he enjoys the most, and knows the best, in Tampa Bay and Costa Rica.
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