ANGLING SECOND-MOST RELAXING HOBBY!

Research has shown that fishing is the second-most relaxing of the UK’s top 20 hobbies

by Angling Times |

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

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