It comes as no surprise that many of us feel deflated and lethargic as we ride the third wave of the virus making life feel stagnant. For many of us, this past year has unfolded feelings of fear, uncertainty, and isolation, taking a toll on our physical and mental well-being. Are you looking for ways to combat this pandemic stress? Nothing paints ‘good vibes and freedom’ quite like a day exploring the dreamy Arabian sea and tasting the saline tang of the cool breeze. And we here, at Aquasail, have curated the perfect activity for you to garner in the physical and mental benefits of sailing with us in three pristine locations: Sundrenched Goa, Iconic Gateway and Magical Mandwa.
Sailing is more than just a hobby or water sport. While it is an exceptional and versatile water activity, here are its bonus of health benefits :
- Sailing helps boost mental health
It is an ancient fact that being around water makes us feel calmer and more relaxed. The ocean packs a plethora of natural therapeutics- the lulling sound of the waves, the soothing sea breeze, and a healthy dose of warm sunshine. With the hustle of the city leaving us all drained out and overworked, an activity like sailing is the perfect natural detox to induce a mindful meditative state and help boost your mental health.
- Sailing helps improve Cardiovascular health
Sailing demands a lot of strenuous physical activity for tasks like pulling and hoisting the sails to manoeuvre the yacht. This involves a fair amount of respiratory exercise for the lungs which enhances your cardiovascular endurance. Also, the quality of oxygen in the middle of the sea is purer and cleaner in comparison to our cities. When you have optimal cardiovascular health, you face a lower risk of hypertension and other heart-related diseases.
- Sailing helps strengthen your bones
Since sailing in India occurs mostly in sunny weather, sailors are exposed to the sun rays which are a rich source of Vit D which is crucial for bone health and the regulation of calcium and phosphate in the body. With so many of us spending a majority of our days in closed-up offices, a handful of health benefits of sunshine have become a rare commodity.
- Sailing improves concentration and spatial awareness
With our generation turned into chronic multitaskers in this fast-paced world, we have forgotten the art of mindfully fulfilling tasks. Sailing is the perfect activity to enhance the focus of an individual on separate tasks while handling other tasks. Handling a boat requires spatial awareness. Sailors need to possess a good sense of dimensions and space to prevent the yacht from coming into contact with other objects. Indeed, spatial awareness and depth perception are useful for driving in day-to-day life.
- Sailing helps reduce anxiety and stress
When spending time in the sun, our body releases endorphins . Endorphins are natural feel-good chemicals that make us feel more relaxed and help manage stress. Being close to the sea also induces the production of happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine that enhance our sense of motivation and productivity.
If you’re an adventurous soul waiting to discover the plethora of boons sailing has to offer or just feeling bogged down by the pandemic, come join us here at Aquasail and sail in the glory of vitamin sea!