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The Three Fs - Fishing, Fitness, Food

The three Fs are a crazy subject indeed, but it’s one that can increase the quality and length of your life. Let’s face it, while fishing may be great for reducing stress, it isn't the most athletic endeavor in the world. In fact, as one of America’s favorite pastimes, it promotes a lot of bad habits–drinking, eating, and hours of sunning. It can also contribute to aching muscles, cramps, and other ailments, including backaches, sore wrists, elbows, and knees, tired legs, and even headaches. But improved fitness and health can also mean more enjoyable fishing.

The three Fs is a subject we’ll touch on occasionally with tips, facts, and programs you can follow to help both your physical and mental health, which will hopefully stimulate, motivate, and energize you. If you don't believe that, ask anyone who knows or hangs out with me, though maybe mine is just an obsession disease.

Grouper

Fishing for some hardcore anglers can be taxing–on your feet for ten hours, throwing a 20 pound cast net for an hour to catch bait, dropping, setting and lifting a heavy anchor, sitting in the hot sun for hours waiting for a bite, push poling your boat, casting a heavy bait casting outfit hundreds of times to get that lure in front of a hungry fish, lifting and reeling in a 70 pound Amberjack or a 400 pound Goliath Grouper. Just sitting out in the sun and heat can be unhealthy if you don't prepare and plan. There are many things you can do fitness- and food-wise to make your fishing adventure easier, more enjoyable, and more successful. Some short simple exercises and stretches a few times a week, plus better eating habits in your daily life can make a world of difference. Some planning and preparing the day before your fishing adventure will also help.

One thing you can do right away is to start bringing along healthy foods to keep you energized and hydrated for your fishing adventure. Since your body needs proteins, carbohydrates, and fats to function properly, we’ll list some in each category. Unlike exercising, changing your eating habits doesn’t require any extra time in your day. You already eat, you’ll just be replacing or changing what you eat. It may not sound like much, but even small steps is better than nothing.

The First Tip

Before beginning any new fitness or diet regime, you should always get a yearly medical checkup from your physician. While you’re there, ask him for suggestions about what to eat, what exercise you can do and how much. Start slowly but keep at it.

Next time we’ll have some tips about avoiding dehydration.



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