Many people don’t know this in Australia but fishing is one of the most popular outdoor activities currently available and the number of members is growing every year. You may be curious as to why it is so popular but for those that do it already, they will tell you that it is a great way to get some exercise, it certainly reduces your stress and anxiety levels and it is also a great way to relax. If your medical practitioner could pick a time for you to do that gets you moving and reduces your blood pressure then this would certainly be it.
If you are an environmentally aware kind of person and you want to make sure that you do not take up a new hobby that is going to be damaging to the environment then you should know that there are many different kinds of fishing standards in Australia put into place that protects the ecosystem, the fish and the people within the industry. Now that we have that out of the way, the following are some of the reasons why fishing is growing in popularity all across Australia.
1. It’s great for mental health – As was mentioned before, fishing is a great stress reliever and it is incredibly therapeutic for those who take part in it. We don’t spend enough time outdoors anymore in Australia and we need to be able to calm ourselves down and stop taking life as seriously as we do. Fishing also set up a very important connection with nature and getting yourself out of the big towns and cities where there are so many distractions is incredibly good for your overall mental health.
2. It offers many physical benefits – You may be surprised to learn that fishing is in fact an exercise then you need to use many parts of your body in order to be able to reel in a particularly large fish. If you get a bite then you will be using your arms, legs and all of your core muscles to get that fish onto land. It helps to increase your overall strength and you will find that you will become more flexible and your insurance levels will certainly go up.
3. It’s great for the immune system – If we have learned anything from the pandemic it is that many Australians were deficient in vitamin D which is essential for strong immune health. There will be some kind of virus or bacteria coming our way in the near future and so you want to be ready for it. It doesn’t matter if you are fishing on a lake, a river or out there on the ocean because there is a lot of vitamin D available for everyone.
As well as the above three benefits, when you catch a fish then you can bring it home and eat it. Fish itself is incredibly good for your body and it contains essential nutrients and vitamins that we need to remain healthy and strong.