Give a man a fish and you have fed him for a day. But take a man fishing on a regular basis and his health will improve.

Fishing is one of the most accessible outdoor sports. Nearly anyone, regardless of age, fitness ability and income level, can participate quite easily. Fishing is also no longer the boys’ club activity once thought of either as over ⅓ of fishermen are actually women. The sport is also enjoying growing ethnic diversity.

Whether you are heading out to the lake for a day of fishing or you hire Reel Tite, a Venice, Louisiana fishing charter, fishing will make you a better person. Here are the ways.

Physical Movement

Any type of physical movement is healthier than clicking the remote control trying to find something decent to watch on television.

The key to any exercise program is movement, regardless of what that movement might be. Your exercise journey begins when you pack up your gear and load it up in the car or truck. It continues as you hike to your favorite fishing hole and spend the day casting and reeling your lure back in.

You will also probably scale the river bank often looking for a better spot to cast. All of your actions provide the movement your body needs on a daily basis for optimal health.

In addition, casting and reeling in does wonders for your fine motor skills as well as your coordination. Fishing is a wonderful way to improve balance and coordination in young children.

Reduce Blood Pressure

Although nobody can tell you the reasons why, spending time in the great outdoors help you reduce your blood pressure. High blood pressure can lead to a host of problems including a higher risk of a stroke or a heart attack. None of us wants that.

And you don’t need to spend several hours a day on the lake to enjoy the benefits of lower blood pressure. Experts agree that spending as little as 30 minutes a week in nature can improve overall blood pressure.

Enjoy the Peace and Quiet

It seems as though we are increasingly getting assaulted in all directions by noise and commotion, which dries a lot of people to suffer anxiety.

Think about your typical day. Stop and count the number of times your cell phone goes off by an incoming call, text, email or chat. Your office is probably a buzz with other phones going off, cell and otherwise. When you are commuting to or from work, your radio is probably blasting or you are talking with clients or family members who haven’t done their chores like you asked.

And then you get home to a blaring television, the spouse chatting away on the cell phone and kids playing noisy video games. Of course, you are just as guilty as you check your smartphone for work emails every half hour.

Fishing gives you the chance to unplug and cease listening to the modern world. You will find peace and serenity in the soft lapping of the waves, the rush of a river, the sounds of birds and frogs. You will feel your stress melt away.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and book a fishing charter with Reel Tite and feel better about yourself.