Now it is a well-known fact that the great outdoors is good for you – body and soul. Getting away from the humdrum of day to day life, and getting back to basics is a dream for some.
But here at Nanaimo yacht charter we can help make this a reality. There are a number of scientific studies which prove nature adventures to be good for your health and well being, and so what are you waiting for? Get out there and make 2017 the year you get back to nature, and take yourself on a yachting adventure in Nanaimo, Vancouver. Amazing scenery whilst enjoying the challenge of sailing.
A recent study in the UK showed that ‘doing something wild’ every day for 30 days significantly improves overall health and happiness. So imagine how happy you could feel on board one of our yachts surrounded by the beautiful Canadian mountains, waters, and forests. The study also showed that benefits of a spell outdoors are sustained for long afterwards, meaning your Nanaimo experience will keep you going for some time. Being part of nature has shown to improve self-esteem and confidence as well as mood. Well luckily for you, you don’t have to just imagine! Just in case you still have your doubts, here are our top 10 reasons to dive into adventure travel this year:
1. Improved health
Doctors often suggest getting outdoors to help mitigate a wide range of symptoms. Being out in nature is thought to help with conditions such as heart disease, attention deficit disorder, and obesity. It is also good to get out there, down and dirty to build up the immune system to things like asthma and allergies. Hiking, biking, yachting, whatever takes your fancy, all comes doctor recommended!
2.You can do it, whoever you are
Unlike many activities, adventure travel in nature has levels suitable for any age or ability. From a gentle stroll through the forest, to a 30km trek through mountains. Nature is everyone’s playground, and with Nanaimo Yacht Charters you will have access to some of the most pristine spots. We will let you play until your heart is content! Yachting is a perfect choice for the whole family. It is particularly beneficial for the young and the old; more on that later.
3.Better brain function
The research also shows that fresh air and exercise can grow your brain. When you get to a certain age, a part of your brain called the hippocampus gets a little smaller, and this can lead to diseases such as Alzheimer’s or dementia. Just an hour of walking every week can improve memory retention. Walks on the wild side can help keep you mentally healthy as well as physically healthy! It has also shown to help combat depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues that are becoming all too common in our lives.
4.Gives you a better ability to cope
Adventure holidays are full of unknowns. Therefore, submerging yourself in nature, an entity which by its very make-up is unpredictable, you are better preparing yourself for dealing with the unknown in all areas of your life. You learn to cope with unexpected situations when out in nature, especially when yachting. You may have to take a different route due to the weather, or avoid a certain area due to an animal sighting. The possibilities are endless, and not only is that unbelievably good fun, it is great training for back home!
5.You get to try something new
With all those unknowns, you will undoubtedly get to try something that you have never tried before. Whether that be navigating the yacht, building a campfire, going on a trek, or waking up to some of the most beautiful scenery this world has to offer. The most exciting thing about adventure travel is getting to try a different way of life for a while. Some people find they love it so much they decide to move here! If you have something in particular in mind that you would like to try out on your trip, speak to one of the staff members here at Nanaimo and we will try are hardest to make your dream a reality.
6. Allows time to reflect
Life has never been so busy, and even with the rise in popularity of practices such as yoga and mindfulness, people still struggle with taking time out to take stock of their life and reflect. When in nature, it isn’t long until all the worries of home and work slip away and you simply enjoy being in the moment. Adventure nature trips allow that breathing room, space for reflection, and therefore an opportunity to learn from the past and find solutions for the future. Giving yourself that reflection time is of up most importance for success – business moguls across the globe would tell you the same.
7. It builds confidence
Planning a trip such as a yachting adventure in Nanaimo comes from your dreams. It is something you once imagined and hoped to create reality. That means once you are there, you have the overwhelming urge to pat yourself on the back and look at where you have got to. Every journey changes you, and makes you more confident to push forward with your life. You dream, then you plan, then you are there, and then when you get home you share your magical memories, and that little cycle is quite the confidence boost.
Being out in nature can inspire you to change your life. When you see, and hear first-hand how man made climate change is shaping our world for the worse, you are sure to want to make changes back home to help protect it. Adventure nature travel helps you realise that what we have is precious, and inspires you to take positive action. When you become a part of nature, you can’t help but feel inspired to ensure future generations will have the same blissful experiences as you.
9. Renews adventurism
With all the amazing technology that exists in the world, the desire to stay inside is stronger than ever. Especially for children. A trip like this can remind you how amazing and wonderful being out in the real world is, and that no virtual reality experience or movie can come close. With so much choice as a consumer, we tend to buy our hobbies and happiness, and forget that nature can provide ample of these for us. It is so important for development of children, but also happiness of adults to get back that sense of adventure which has been lost to technology somewhat.
10. That all important time out
Okay, so that is what all holidays are for. But with adventure nature trips you get fully immersed in your here and now. Other holidays keep you connected to the real world through WiFi, TV, and the like. It is easy to give in to distractions when surrounded by bright lights and so much noise, but with a nature holiday you can truly switch all that off and get some well-deserved time out.
New year, new you, right? That is the promise we all make to ourselves as the clock strikes twelve on December 31st. Every year, the same promise, every year, the same disappointment. This January, do something different to help re balance your life, book yourself a yachting trip with Nanaimo.
Boating may just be the thing that can provide that work/life balance you have been searching for. We are all working longer hours, and have less time for ourselves and our families. This leads to an increased amount of stress and a decreased amount of time for ourselves and to do the things we enjoy – or try new things we have wanted to for some time but have never had time. Well in 2017 it is time to make the time.
Yachting is something that can give you that much needed time and space, and is something that can benefit people of any level of experience, age or gender. It is fantastic exercise, which we all know releases endorphins which are all important things when it comes to stress reduction. As are all the things that you can do whilst on board one of our luxury yachts such as fishing, scuba diving, swimming, or when you make it to land and decide to take a long walk, or hire a bike.
When life gets in the way, it isn’t just you as an individual that suffers, but your family too. It is really important to make time and space for those you are close to in your life. When on board one of our yachts with your family and/or friends you get time to reconnect. You don’t have all the ‘noise’ of life to distract you, no technology to take your attention, just the ones you love and the beautiful scenery. With nature and good company, your worries will simply slip away.
Yachting is ridiculously relaxing. There is just something about the combination of fresh air, and lapping water that helps your shoulders drop and breathing soften. You can leave all your stresses and worries on the shore and watch them slip away over the horizon.
As Mark Twain said:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
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