Paddling stresses the muscles of the arms, shoulders and back. To maintain balance, the muscles of the abdomen and those of the legs are used in an isometric position.
Reaching a goal with the strength of your body alone gives great satisfaction to those who practice canoeing. The body is trained by the effort and the mind is gratified by the determination.
The practice of canoeing improves cardiovascular capacity and breathing, helping to combat stress and arterial hypertension. Other benefits are the loss of fat mass and the acceleration of metabolism.
The water has a calming effect and navigation improves the ability to concentrate. After physical exertion, the constant drop in body temperature tends to make you sleepy and helps you sleep peacefully.
The practice of canoeing offers great opportunities to socialize with friends and strangers. Sharing the beauty of the sea and facing the small difficulties of navigation create empathy and aggregation in a very short time.