Rafting is a really popular summer activity, especially in Colorado where rivers are numerous and the scenery is breathtaking. However, while rafters are making their way down the river, they’re also experiencing a wealth of health benefits. From mental health to physical health, the rewards that come from rafting are numerous. Here are some of the health benefits we see most with our rafting guests.

Rafting is Great Exercise

Yes, rafting is loads of fun, but it’s also a great way to burn calories and build muscle—without even realizing you’re doing it!

The Great Outdoors

It’s no secret a day outdoors is excellent for the mind, body, and soul. And what better way to be outdoors than in a raft? Being outdoors is a way for you to soak up the sun and take in nothing but deep breaths of fresh air. In fact, studies show that exercising outdoors is more beneficial to mental health over indoor activities.

Ditch the Stress

Rafting provides an escape from day-to-day realities. The quietness of nature lets you relax and leave all your worries behind, especially when the river is slow-moving. At this moment, you can bask in the moment of peace. And yet, when the river gets going again, you can be sure to exude your stress through the exercise required in heavy paddling.

A Distraction From All Things Digital

It’s not often one can completely disconnect from the outside world. While on the river, email, texts, and social media slip away and you find yourself more “in the moment” than you’ve been in a very long time.

Teambuilding at its Best

Being in the wilderness with a group of people gives you the opportunity to bond with your friends, family, or coworkers. You learn about their strengths and weaknesses, and since white water rafting takes discipline, teamwork, and leadership skills, knowing your team is crucial to success.

Want to experience the health benefits that come with whitewater rafter? Book a raft trip with KODI rafting today!