Introduction to Kayaking
|A wheelchair sits on the shore as a man kayaks on a lake.|
Kayaking is a recreational activity in which individuals can experience the outdoors and get an excellent cardiovascular workout. Kayaking can be done almost anywhere and is easily adapted to various ability levels. The American Canoe Association (ACA) promotes the benefits of canoeing and kayaking while offering courses on the basics of paddling, safety and rescue courses, and instructor certification.
Disclaimer: Proper precautions must be taken before you begin an exercise program. An understanding of your current health status and potential problems is necessary for you to exercise safely. Please contact your physician if you have any concerns. This program is intended to incorporate high-intensity physical activity into your daily life, but should not be used in place of physical therapy, professional medical advice, or treatment.