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Kayaking and canoeing are the fastest growing water sports in the UK according to some recent surveys.

Benefits: Kayaking is generally differentiated from canoeing by the sitting position of the paddler and the number of blades on the paddle. A kayak is a boat where the paddler faces forward using a double bladed paddle. A canoe is paddled by a single bladed paddle with the paddler kneeling in the boat. There are numerous clubs and competitions across the country in activities ranging from the Olympic disciplines of slalom and sprint racing to surf, canoe polo and even kayak fishing. The arms, chest, abdominal muscles, shoulders and legs will all get strength training from paddlesports. It involves body flexibility so your muscles will gain from the aerobic workout and remain flexible. Calorie count: A person weighing 150 lbs could burn around 340 calories per hour with medium intensity kayaking.

Where can I get more information? For information visit or Many council-run pools run starter sessions and courses.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Apr 2, 2012
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