Want A Relaxing Getaway? Try Fishing For Your Mental Health

Getting Away for Your Wellbeing

Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the daily stresses of life that we need a holiday to find a little enjoyment, peace and relaxation. It’s a good idea to take some time out if we’re feeling burnout, things are getting too fast paced or if we’re feeling down, or even before any of these things happen and actually prioritize ourselves and our wellbeing. Even if it isn’t possible to go somewhere exotic like Hawaii, or to sunny Spain, the best place for us to recharge might be a lot closer to us than we thing.

Wellness in Nature

Getting back in touch with nature can be a brilliant way to recharge ourselves and some research has found that a fishing trip can be the ultimate way to do this. Being in nature can have positive long-term effects when it comes to depression and memory, and can also decrease the risk of certain cancers and high blood pressure. This may be why outdoor activities can reduce stress levels and lead to increased feelings of self-esteem.

Fishing Benefits

Fishing in particular though has a particular set of benefits such as increasing your vitamin D levels, which helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in your body and it turn keeps your bones and teeth healthy. It boosts your immune system and has been linked to fighting depression, so this activity can aide both your physical and mental health. Whilst these benefits may come with other activities that are outdoors, the calmness and serenity of fishing can be soothing for many. It is a truly global activity, there’s no competition, and you can take your time with it and partake in fishing at any age.


You can enter into a type of peaceful oasis when fishing whilst simultaneously becoming part of a network. There are now apps such as Fishbrain which allow users to create fishing trips, share tips or techniques, record their catches and engage with each other worldwide over their shared hobby. Users of the app also swear by the positive effect fishing has on their mental health. If you’re interested in giving fishing a try on your next trip or want to take it up as a hobby, you can check out more information on Fishbrain.com.

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