Research has shown that fishing is the second-most relaxing of the UK’s top 20 hobbies, beaten only by knitting!
The data was collected over a number of weeks by diys.com – the world’s largest DIY community – which asked hundreds of participants to try each of the hobbies while having their heart rates recorded by Fitbit watches.
Angling caused a 10 per cent decrease in heart rate, but cycling came out bottom of the table, causing a staggering 118.75 per cent increase.
A spokesperson from DIYs said us:
“With such a decrease in heart rate there’s no wonder why so many people are currently getting into fishing, especially with Covid-19 lurking in the stressful lives of British people.”
We wonder what would have happened to the heart rates of the participants had they hooked a barbel or cast into a tree. If they had, angling might not have fared so well!
Research has shown that fishing is the second-most relaxing of the UK’s top 20 hobbies