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Boat Diving Boards and the Benefits of Fishing

Give a man a fish and it will feed him for a day. But teach a man to fish and he can eat for a lifetime.

Spring is here and in addition to preparing your boat for the summer, you are getting all of your fishing gear in order and ready to go. Of course you are. If you own a boat, take advantage of the situation by learning to fish.

There are probably some boat owners out there who don’t fish. That’s sad. Fishing should be mandatory if you own a boat. Perhaps you just need a little motivation and you will see things more clearly.

Lillipad Marine, your source for boat diving boards, offers the benefits of fishing.

Bestows Patience

We live in a world where instant gratification and overstimulation are everyday occurrences. In fact, many of us cannot stay focused on one task for very long. We live in a time when answers to our questions are as quick and simple as asking Google or using an app.

If you want to order a pizza without having to call a pizza place, there is an app for that. If you want to measure the number of steps you took on your walk, there is an app for that. If you want to put all of your favorite songs in one location, there is an app for that.

If you want to catch a fish, you have to do that on your own and there is no app for it. Fishing teaches you patience because you have to keep at it, all day long if necessary, if you expect results.

Improves Cardiovascular Health

You burn about 200 calories every hour that you fish. All of that time you spend testing out different spots, casting your line and reeling in the big ones keeps your heart and lungs healthy.

Promotes Relaxation

There is nothing quite as calming as spending the day watching a bobber floating on the surface of a still lake. Spending hours on your boat, with your legs kicked over the edge, is the way to lower your blood pressure and decrease your anxiety.

Builds Confidence

As you become more successful on your fishing trips, your confidence will build. Once you see that you can be a very successful fisherman, you have the confidence to try more activities.

Improves Coordination and Balance

It takes balance and coordination to fish. After all, you don’t want to fall into the water while reeling the big one in.

Fishing, especially fly fishing, involves a lot of small and intricate movements. As you age, you may notice some loss in your finer motor skills. But fishing can help you stay as sharp as ever. You also use a lot of muscles in your arms to fish, so they get a good workout.

It Lets You Unplug

Like we said before, you don’t need an app to go fishing.

While you are fishing, you aren’t scrolling Facebook, sorting through emails or chatting with a client. You don’t need your smartphone at all. When you go fishing, it should just be you, the boat, the water and whatever fish you happen to catch.

Family and Friends

There is nothing more meaningful on this earth than spending quality time with friends and family. Whether you bring along a good friend or the spouse and the kids, you will all have a great time fishing together.

Keeps You Sharp

It is unfortunate, but many of us will develop memory problems and a generalized cognitive decline as we age. One of the best ways to keep your brain healthy and operating as optimal as possible is by challenging it with mentally stimulating activities.

And as we all know, fishing offers a myriad of mental challenges that requires innovation and creative solutions.

Vitamin D

It’s rather hard to avoid the sun while you are fishing. Which is fine as long as you are using sunscreen.

Sunlight provides mood-enhancing benefits and it also helps bolster your immune system. Most of the bolster your immune system gets is from the absorption of vitamin D.

The perfect day on your boast will consist of fishing and diving from your boat diving board. If you don’t yet have a boat diving board, contact Lillipad Marine.