Canoeing Trips at CNIT
Canoeing is a great way to exercise if you like training outdoors, aren’t a fan of the gym and want to try something completely different at the same time as getting fit. The sport appeals to all ages and fitness levels, can be done solo or with family and friends and has something for everyone. You can do canoeing at a competitive level or simply try it just for fun. And best of all, canoeing is a sport with plenty of health benefits.
Canoeing is a low-impact activity that can improve strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness – even the most leisurely paddle can be a good workout. There is a lot of variety in the sport, with a range of disciplines, distances and types of water to get to grips with.
The sport of canoeing is not just good for physical health, with many studies proving the benefit it has on mental health. Some research found that after just 12 weeks on a canoeing programme, participants had enhanced feelings of confidence, self-worth and adequacy, and also reported they felt better about their physical appearance.
Yearly CNIT Event: Therapy on the Water
Explore the calming effects of water with Dr. Heidi Schreiber-Pan. A guided canoeing expedition down Deer Creek. We will spend at least 90 minutes on the water, experiencing the positive effect of water.
Research has shown that being near, in, on or under water can provide a long list of benefits for our mind and body, including lowering stress and anxiety, increasing an overall sense of well-being and happiness, a lower heart and breathing rate, and safe, better workouts. This workshop will speak on such recent findings that support mental health in relationship with water as well as include a guided canoeing expedition down Deer Creek. We will spend at least 90 minutes on the water, experiencing the positive effect of water.