As Canvast emerges into the Nashville scene, we wanted to take a grass-roots and more experiential approach to events! We’ve committed to bringing you EXPERIENCES, that fully embrace our mission of “Elevating Every Experience” with both our products we offer and the community we’re building as our company grows.
As lovers of the outdoors, and summer begins to slip away, we’re saying farewell to this hot hot heat and ringing in the Summer Equinox with our event Kayak for Clarity. This event features a moment of meditation and with the help of a few Shifters™ Delta-8 Gummies ;) to help get you in the right headspace. Ready to join us on Friday, September 24th at 4pm?
Aside from being physically activating - we’ve found Kayaking to be quite productive when it comes to helping us find our calm. Need convincing? We’ve gathered a list from our friends at Abovehouse.com to dive in deeper into the mental benefits.
1. Reduce stress Spending time outdoors and getting fresh air can help reduce stress. While stress is a huge factor in maintaining mental fitness, it is also associated with various illnesses and exacerbate any existing medical condition you may have. Hence, one of the goals to being physically and mentally healthy is to reduce stress. Just like how any physical exercise helps to reduce stress, kayaking provides you with the same stress-relieving benefit.
2. Increase happiness Being in the midst of nature is not just enjoyable, it can make you kinder, happier, and more creative. Since kayaking is done outdoors, it is an ideal activity if you want to be happy by spending time outdoors. Aside from nature’s effect on your mood, aerobic exercises like kayaking increase the release of certain chemicals, such as endorphins, dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin, in the brain. These neurotransmitters, especially endorphins, help regulate one’s mood, making them feel happier, and can also uplift people’s confidence. Due to this effect, kayaking and exercise, in general, are encouraged in people who are undergoing depression. In short, it is a sport that can improve your overall mental health and well-being. You may also want to consider clear bottom kayaks, depending on how clear the waters are in your area and whether you love seeing lots of beautiful fish.
3. Improve focus This advantage of kayaking is again very closely related to the past three mental health benefits. Dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin are neurotransmitters that will improve one’s focus and attention. While you exercise by kayaking, these chemicals are released in the brain. You can spend a few hours a week focusing on this sport and these times can serve as a mental break from problems or challenges you may be facing. Breaks like these allow you to get right back to it afterwards with more focus and motivation. Doing so will surely increase your chances of finding the right solutions.
4. Enhance memory Being more active and exercising regularly can help improve your memory and thinking skills. Aerobic exercises, unlike resistance training and muscle toning exercises, can increase the size of the hippocampus, which is the specific portion of the brain that is responsible for learning and verbal memory. Kayaking is a type of aerobic exercise and performing it consistently will stimulate the growth of new blood vessels in your brain and raise the total number of new brain cells. Overall, it can significantly help the brain stay healthy.
5. Improve the quality of sleep Exercising during the day will make you feel exhausted and will help you fall asleep much faster than when you do nothing the entire day. Also, expending all the energy you have can help you stay in deep sleep longer, improving your sleep quality throughout the night.
6. Provide time for bonding and socializing Kayaking doesn’t entail any complicated instructions or concepts, making it easy for anyone to start learning. You can ask any of your family members or friends to join you so that you can share a more memorable and enjoyable experience together. No matter how busy you are at work during the weekdays, it is best to allocate some time to socialize and bond, especially with your family. During this time of Covid-19, this is a great way to reduce the anxiety of gatherings while facilitating experiences outdoors and getting to connect in an open space. If you have no one to enjoy this activity with, you may find kayakers’ organizations or clubs. Joining one of these clubs is an excellent opportunity to meet new people and widen your circle of friends.
7. Allow time for reflection While spending time with other people is good for you, it is just as important to find time to reflect and reconnect with yourself. If you are looking for a sport you can enjoy by yourself, kayaking is one that can be easily done solo. You can do some of your explorations without bringing anyone and spend it focusing on yourself. If you like to mediate, being in nature can provide you with the perfect setting.
LETS GO on a KAYAK ADVENTURE!