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WHAT IS KAYAKING?
Kayaking is a water sport which can be both fun and relaxing. Kayaks are canoe-like boats and there are different types including one person kayaks, two people kayaks, inflatable, closed decked kayaks and sit on top kayaks. Kayaking can be enjoyed on river rapids, lakes, waterfalls and even in the sea. The word kayaking means “hunter’s boat” and originally they were created by the Inuit, also known as Eskimos.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF KAYAKING
As a form of exercise, every sport has health benefits associated with them. Kayaking offers a great upper body workout as you paddle through the water. Kayaking is also great for your mental health as it can offer a relaxing and calming experience. Kayaking also is beneficial for your core as you need to use it to hold your balance and turn.
COMMON KAYAKING INJURIES
Unfortunately, sometimes the unexpected can happen. Some of the most common injuries associated with kayaking could include a shoulder sprain or strain from pushing the paddle through water, wrist injuries from repetitive movement of the wrist joint, collision injuries and dehydration and sunburn from overexposure of the sun.
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SPORTS ACCIDENT INSURANCE
Our kayaking sports accident insurance has been designed to provide financial benefit in the case of an injury. Sometimes sporting injuries may mean you are unable to work and our sports accident insurance can help out with the costs associated with that.
SPORTS HEALTH INSURANCE
Kayaking health insurance is there for you if you occur an injury. Our sports health insurance is designed to give you peace of mind when it comes to looking after your health. You will be able to focus on yourself, your recovery process and returning to doing what you enjoy.
PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE
We also offer our private health insurance which is ideal for both individuals and families who are looking at protecting their health. We have over 30 years of experience and are the preferred provider for the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland.