6 Ways Rafting Makes Life Better

6 Ways Rafting Makes Life Better

It’s the sound of an air pump in the morning, and ice falling into the cooler. It’s tossing life jackets in the bed of the truck, and grabbing a six pack of your favorite lager. Life on the river is just better. From the adrenaline to watching your best friend scream as the boat bucks over rapids. Does rafting make life better? We think so.

Why You Should Give Rafting a Try

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Helps You Face Your Fears

Nothing keeps you scared like barreling towards class three rapids (or class two, if you’re person). The white water is churning, you’re paddling with vigor, your adrenaline peaks. Paddle, paddle, paddle, hard! And then you’re through, and being alive feels like it’s own victory.

Builds Stronger Relationships

By making adrenaline-laced memories, you build a stronger and closer bond to the people you’re with. That means more conversations at Christmas that start with, “Remember the time Aunt Caron shoved Bill out of the boat!” We all love those stories.

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Reduces Stress

Increased adrenaline and reduced stress go hand in hand. The more exhilarated you feel, the less time you have to worry about bills, car payments, and getting Johnny to practice on time. Plus being surrounded by nature is proven to increase happiness levels.

It’s a Workout

While you’re intention may be to have a relaxing day on the river, paddling into a rapid takes upper body stamina to the next level. Digging a paddle into the current works on the deltoids, triceps, and biceps, so you can survive the rapids and look good for that hot date Friday night.

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Spend Time Outside

Breathing the fresh air, getting a chance encounter with wildlife, soaking in some vitamin D-- these are all parts of the rafting experience. And being on the river only amplifies it. I think we can all agree it’s more fun to be outside than sitting in an office.

It’s Fun

Squirt gun battles, paddle wars, and newfound camaraderie are what make the river the best place to spend your weekend.

If you haven’t gone rafting before, now’s the time. Bring along your CreekKooler to make space in the boat for more friends and more fun.