Kayaking is one of the best ways to experience nature while maintaining distance from others. If you would like to enjoy life and have some fun while keeping a social distance, you can't go wrong with kayaking. We will talk about the primary reasons why kayaking can be a great outing for people while keeping social distance and discuss some benefits. We will cover some essentials you should have with you when you go kayaking; that way, you can ready to plan your adventure once you finish reading.
You will be in nature
When you go kayaking, you will be in nature, where there is enough space to keep your distance. You will also notice that getting fresh air can be one of the best things you can do for your mental health and wellness during these tough times. Since you will be in control of the kayak, you will have the ability to keep your distance and not worry about bumping into people. On top of that, you will have the ability to experience new places while traveling using different means.
You will be in the water.
It helps that you will be in nature, but it helps even more when you are in a water body. When you are kayaking, you will be in a water body where there is a lower chance of getting close to people. For the most part, people will be on land walking while you will be in your kayak, experiencing beautiful water streams. Even if you come across another kayak, they will most likely be far away from you. It is hence allowing you to maintain your distance.
You can hang out with your friends and maintain distance.
If your friends kayak with you, you can have a good time with your friends while maintaining social distance. It is effortless to secure a six feet distance from your friends while having conversations and experiencing nature. What's excellent about kayaking and social distance, is that you will not need to get very close with others to hear or share something. For the most part, you will be in your kayak with only your friends and no social media. You are more than welcome to kayak alone, but it can be fun to invite some friends while keeping your distance.
Experience new things.
When you think of exploring new places, you think about land, but there are so many unique spots to find in the water. When you go out for your adventure, not only will you find new places, but you will enjoy yourself while maintaining social distance. We recommend that your kayak in a water body that are safe and don't have a lot of people around, this will give you a place to experience new spots while decluttering your mind and enjoying nature. People who are experienced in kayaking will tell you how relaxing it can be to kayak, and the best part about kayaking is that you control the distance.
Get a good workout without hitting the gym.
Kayaking can be an excellent exercise to get your body fit. Unfortunately, most gym locations are closed, so we encourage you to get your cardiovascular exercise through kayaking. Kayaking uses your oblique muscles to twist, and it also uses your back and arms muscles to push through the water. Depending on how fast you ride your kayak, you can get a very intense workout while maintaining social distance and experiencing nature.
We highly recommend that you ease into going fast in your kayak, as it is very easy to pull muscles when you are twisting without any warm-up. We recommend that you slowly get your body warmed up, and then try and ride your kayak faster. Kayaking is a fantastic way to maintain social distance while exercising your body.
Now that you know how kayaking can be a perfect activity to maintain social distancing while having fun. Let's talk about some things you need to make sure when going on a kayak ride.
Bring liquid food
If you are planning to go on a long kayak ride, then we recommend that you bring liquid food. You need to carry liquid food with you because you need to have a steady balance of sugar in your bloodstream. What do we mean by liquid food. Make yourself a fruit protein shake the night before. Freeze it overnight and put that into your cooler in the morning. After a couple of hours, you will have a great snack that will instantly replenish you.
Kayaking is not easy, especially if you kayak for more than a couple of hours. If you ever feel low on energy, then we recommend you drink your liquid food to replenish your body and get back to enjoying nature.
Plan out your route beforehand
Water bodies can be dangerous, especially if you don't know where you are headed. We recommend that you do your research before you pick a location and come up with a route plan to help you experience nature while staying safe. The last thing you want to do, especially as a beginner, is to kayak in places which you have no idea about as it can be dangerous. Make sure to do your research beforehand and make sure you plan your route.
Check the weather
Weather conditions can play a huge role when kayaking, as the water body might be more aggressive in some weather conditions. We recommend that you kayak on a warm sunny day, when there are no waves, and the water is steady. Make sure to check the weather before you plan your kayaking trip.
Wear your life jacket
Make sure that you wear your lifejacket, as it can save your life. Most deaths caused by drowning are related to people not wearing their life jackets. Even if you are a great swimmer, we recommend that you wear a life jacket.
Kayaking is one of the best ways to enjoy nature while maintaining social distance. Many people these days are enjoying nature, but not many people are kayaking. This could be your time to do something fun and take up a new hobby. As long as you don't carry passengers with you in your kayak, you will be in a safe place when it comes to social distance and enjoying nature.