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The Benefits of Spending Time by the Water

Beautiful waters in OntarioWhether you’re going for a hike along the water or fishing in your favorite spot, there’s something restorative about spending time near water. It soothes the mind, body and spirit and can be a truly calming and peaceful experience.

While we may not be 100% sure why this is, we will look to explore this topic further and touch on several benefits that you will receive from spending time by water.

Your body has a strong connection to water

With 70 percent of our body being made up of water, there’s no surprise that our bodies have a special connection to it.

Our anatomy is very similar to the Earth’s, with about 70 percent of the planet being comprised of water.

We are also attracted to the color blue, so the more blue a scenery offers, the more we will want to go there to escape the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives.

Water provides an auditory break

That escape from the office that everyone is searching for is mainly due to the hum of modern-day society.

Many people find that their stress is mainly caused by one very basic source, loud noises. Whether it be music, television or even our coworkers and family, we are constantly bombarded by sounds that never seem to end.

The soothing noise of water will help you unwind from this constant noise and enjoy the calming sound of rushing water and waves.

It helps us de-stress

Similarly, spending time by water will help us unplug from the “rat race”. Whether you’re going for a hike, run, canoeing or fishing along the water, you can leave your phone in the car, de-stress and get away from all of life’s aggravation. Even if you don’t feel you need a break, your body and mind will thank you.

When you want to heal and relax your tired mind by taking a fishing trip in the near future, we ask that you think of us at Mattice Lake Outfitters.

Located along the shores of the Ogoki-Albany river system in beautiful Northwestern Ontario, we offer the perfect location to unwind and take in all of the benefits that water provides.

We have everything you need for a relaxing fishing trip including abundant fishing opportunities, fully furnished wilderness lodges, outpost camps and more. Give us a call at 1-800-411-0334 today to plan your trip!