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3 Mental & Physical Health Benefits of Fishing July 31, 2018

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3 Mental & Physical Health Benefits of Fishing, Juneau, Alaska

Fishing is a long-loved pastime across the country, whether it’s a relaxing day on the lake or a sportfishing adventure. The activity provides a wide range of mental and physical health benefits for the people who participate in it. Consider just a few of them below. 

The Benefits of Fishing

1. Stress Relief

Fishing gives you an opportunity to unplug from all the stresses of daily life. You focus instead on the task in front of you: the water, the line, and your reel. This sense of focus lets you forget the things that you’ve been worried about, and there’s nothing quite like connecting with nature to reset your mental state. As a result, fishing has a similar effect on the brain as meditation does.

2. Excellent Nutritionfishing

Cooking up what you catch is an excellent way to improve your diet. Nutritionists recommend fish in your diet every week due to its nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your heart health. It also contains many vitamins and minerals that are good for your eyesight, your skin, and more.

3. Enjoyable Physical Activity

A fishing excursion can include all types of cardiovascular activity, which doctors recommend at least 30 minutes of per day. If you want to paddle or hike out to your fishing spot, you can get some enjoyable physical activity in your day, which is beneficial for your all-around health. Certain types of fishing that require more movement, such as fly fishing, can get your heart rate up as well.


No matter what your reasons are for going fishing, Big Jim’s Charters in Auke Bay, AK, will take you on the excursion of a lifetime. They are led by an experienced sailor and fisherman, Captain Mike Bonfils, and offer complimentary snacks and drinks in their charter packages. Visit their website or call them at (866) 244-5467 to schedule your fishing charter.

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