New Study Says Fishing Is A Great Therapist, Boosts Mental Health & Well-Being

A man fishing in a lake

Put this one under the “yeah, no shit” category.

However, it’s nice to see a little science backup up what we all already know – fishing trips are great for your mental health and well-being.

Niels Eék, a psychologist and co-founder of mental well-being and self-development platform Remente, said the following:

“Several researchers have looked into the health benefits connected to spending time out in nature. One study specifically, which was recently published in BioScience Journal, found that daily exposure to nature can, among other things, help reduce feelings of stress and even improve your self-esteem, for up to seven hours. Reconnecting with nature can also help you become more mindful and present in the moment.” 

It gets even better. A study from the University of Michigan found positive long-term effects when it comes to depression and memory, as well as decreasing the risk of certain cancers and high blood pressure.

So, with so much to do outdoors, what’s going to deliver the most impact? According to Travel + Leisure, some experts believe a fishing trip is the best way to take care of your mind and benefit your well-being, stress levels, self-esteem, memory, depression, and overall mental health.

I know a way to up that benefit even more – grab some beers and put on some country.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock