French Broad River Classique Canoe & Kayak Race
Created: Friday, 16 April 2010 08:36
Written by Kristie Harris
Pardee is sponsoring the 2010 French Broad River Classique Canoe & Kayak Race. This race is hosted by FB Canoe Racing, Inc., a North Carolina nonprofit corporation and is set for the weekend of April 24-25. You still have time to sign-up for the Classique or for The Fun Race.
Canoeing and kayaking are low impact activities that can improve your aerobic fitness, strength and flexibility. They also provide health benefits such as:
- Cardiovascular fitness
- Increased muscle strength from moving the paddle, particularly in the back, arms, shoulders and chest
- Increased torso and leg strength, this from rotating the torso and applying pressure with your legs
- Paddling is a low impact activity, this reduces the risk of wear-and-tear on joints and tissues
- Kayaking and canoeing can be peaceful and meditative or can be exhilarating
Canoeing and kayaking can be done as a hobby, a competitive sport or as a fun activity. A Canoeing exercise program doesn't just help you to lose fat, it also helps you to strengthen arm and shoulder muscles, reduce your waistline and lower blood pressure.
And remember that before beginning any exercise program, it is recommended that you should first consult a physician or other qualified health care provider.