Five Reasons to go Fly a Kite

Five Reasons to go Fly a Kite

Can you remember when you last flew a kite? Maybe it is time to take to the sky.

There are only two rules: be considerate and have fun! Surprisingly, the list of benefits to the mind and body is much longer. It’s affordable, great for families, and everyone can participate. Here’s five reasons to go fly a kite:

  1. Simple Pleasure: Kite flying gets you playing outside and there is a certain purity in simple pleasures. It is also fun to watch and cheer others on, even if you do not fly your own.
  2. Easy Exercise: Kite flying requires open space, which gets you out of the house. Little sprints are a safe way to get your heart rate up, and a running start helps get a kite in flight. Most of the time, the breeze does the work so it is never too physically demanding.
  3. Reduces Stress: Moving around outside in the beauty of nature is just the contrast needed after being cooped up indoors for long periods of time. As you adjust your kite’s height while it’s flying, you must be present in the moment. This focus fuels creativity and encourages relaxation.
  4. Promotes Eye and Neck Health: Gazing at the sky helps regulate eye muscles and nerves and is a nice break from staring down at a phone or computer. Looking up also opens the neck muscles, promoting flexibility.
  5. Socializing at a Distance: Kite flying is one activity that naturally keeps group members well apart from each other, as everyone is busy controlling their own kite. Although most kites are flown by one person, this activity does not have to be done all alone.

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