The benefits of kayaking

There aren’t many exercises that provide the entertainment range of kayaking and in Mallorca you get to workout and explore some of the most beautiful waters of the Mediterranean.


We stock a range of inflatable kayaks, available in both our stores in Portals Nous and Port Adriano, from 1 to 3 man – all easy to inflate, store and use. Below we list some of the best beaches and coves* in Mallorca and some of the health benefits of kayaking**.

Pop into any of our shops for more information or contact us today!


 Our range of kayaks

Cala d’Or

Cala d’Or with its three neighbouring coves exudes a cosmopolitan and peaceful atmosphere of great Mediterranean beauty. Its turquoise blue water and impressive views are specially adapted for a perfect family day out.


Cala Formentor

If you want stunning scenery, Formentor is the ideal place. The cliffs around it have many inviting pathways that lead off into the surrounding countryside. Indeed, the hiking and birdwatching in this area is second to none, the wild and surf-battered cape remains almost entirely pristine.

Following the mountain road as it drops downwards, you eventually arrive at the white sandy beach and crystal clear waters. All around it stands a majestic grove of dark green pine and oaks trees.

You can get there by road or public transport, it is well signposted and popular.


Santanyi

Named after the Latin, Santi Agnini, this beach was a preferred spot by pirates for continuous sieges and raids throughout history. Santanyi beach is exquisite and is 80m long and 130m wide, it’s a haven of tranquillity, particularly spectacular at sunset, making it a very special place to visit.

Access is easy, there is parking and other services like restaurants, shops, a diving club and deck chairs for rent.


For more information on must-see beaches and bays around Mallorca please visit – https://www.spain-holiday.com/Majorca/articles/the-10-most-beautiful-calas-coves-in-mallorca

Kayaking is more than just a way to mix up your workout, this sport has a number of health benefits that include:


Strength

The Better Health Channel notes that kayaking can elevate your cardiovascular health, strengthening a number of major muscle groups throughout your body. While providing a challenging upper-body workout, it’s also suitable for your lower body. It’s possible to navigate the boat through leg movements, which keeps your entire body active during the activity.


Overall Health Improvement

Kayaking provides an aerobic workout, which should be a key part of your weekly fitness routine. General benefits of all forms of aerobic exercise include increased endurance, improved heart health, better regulation of cholesterol levels, blood sugar control, lower blood pressure and better lung strength, according to the Cleveland Clinic.


A Clear, Happy Mind

Exercises such as kayaking play an integral role in the improvement of your mental health. Aerobic exercise, notes Harvard Health Publications, triggers the release of brain chemicals that can quickly improve your mood. If you’re depressed, stressed or just need to clear your mind from the hectic nature of your day, paddling a kayak can provide a relaxing workout. The physical benefits you receive through this workout can also lead to higher self-esteem.


Building a Fitter Body

For many people, burning calories to achieve weight loss is the goal of their workout. With a kayak and a body of water, you can be on your way to a slimmer, healthier body. Harvard Health Publications reports that in 30 minutes of kayaking, a 84 Kilo person burns around 222 calories. Whilst this is lower than many forms of exercise, over the course of a long excursion, it’s easy to burn more than 1,000 calories.

*The best beaches and coves in Mallorca from Spain-Holiday.com (https://www.spain-holiday.com/Majorca/articles/the-10-most-beautiful-calas-coves-in-mallorca)
** The health benefits of kayaking from LiveStrong.com (http://www.livestrong.com/article/81242-benefits-kayaking/)

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