Kayak for Fun and Fitness at WaterWays Township

August 27, 2012 by

In a fast paced society, families may find it difficult to spend quality time together and stay active.  One way families can enjoy quality time together and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors is to go kayaking.

Kayaking has become one of the fastest growing outdoor adventure activities, as this environmentally friendly sport can be enjoyed by people of all ages.  Perfect for adventurers who want to experience the thrill, or those who want to relax and enjoy the peace and serenity of the outdoors, getting out on the water is a great way to get away from the stresses of everyday life.

Before you go kayaking, here are a few tips that will make your venture more enjoyable.

  • Warm up first:  It is important to stretch before you climb into your boat.  Since paddling requires the use of your arm and leg muscles, a proper warm up will increase flexibility, prevent injuries and improve your stamina.  If you’ve established a fitness goal for the family, kayaking is a great way to burn calories and build abdominal strength.
  • Be adventurous: You can also add a little fun to your experience by exploring nature. Because of hectic schedules, it can be difficult to enjoy the beauty of outdoors while driving down the road.  With kayaking, you can take the time to relax, bird watch or go fishing.  Make your outdoor experience fun by playing a game to see who can identify a particular bird, fish or other wildlife species.

If you’re looking to take a break and rejuvenate your adventurous spirit, the lagoons at WaterWays Township offer over three miles of endless exploration and hours of fun for the entire family.