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Make Fitness An Adventure With Kayaking

Learn why you should add kayaking to your workout routine

Tired of running in place looking at a digital screen, doing repetitive lifting while listening to music the gym thinks is good, or just bored of the same old routine with your workouts? Then we have a solution for you, check it out. 

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Did you know that while you paddle your way through aquatic waters you’re also getting the workout of your life? Yep, kayaking is as physically challenging as it is recreationally rewarding. So why not spice up your routine with a little kayaking adventure?!

There are so many benefits to kayaking, so let’s explore some! Kayaking really focuses on your upper body. Paddling strengthens the lats especially when you alternate between short bursts of fast rowing followed by slow, methodical rows. The rotational movements and stabilizing work required when kayaking, gives you an intense arm and core workout.

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You’re getting your heart rate up which helps maintain a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. The more you do it the more stamina you build, the more muscles you gain and the easier padding becomes. Along with working out your lats and core muscles — kayaking also targets your rhomboids, trapezius, triceps, biceps, and even improves grip strength! The more you know, am I right?

Fun fact — kayaking can also help you lose weight. An hour of paddling burns 400 calories! That’s 1200 calories burnt for every 3 hours spent basking in the beauty of nature. It's also a great way to keep fit if you are like 19% of the world with knee pain. We think the best workout is where you don’t even think of it as a workout. You’re simply enjoying the scenery, breathing in fresh air, checking out wildlife, navigating new waters, and paddling away.

Stay in shape with an Oru Kayak and get fit as you paddle through some of the most captivating landscapes. 

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