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You give some very good interesting reasons to shoot a Bow and Arrow aside from just simply to hit a Target. Most people do not think of the health benefits of this activity. Great Job!Reply
I am glad you liked the article and I hope you are enjoying your stay on my site.
Archery has so many benefits which will improve your life outside of this activity, too.
If you are thinking of starting with archery check out my getting started guide. 🙂
I always thought archery was an interesting sport, but I never really thought of all the health benefits that come when you do it on a regular basis. I guess in pretty much all sport you will be increasing some muscle use but the increase in concentration and confidence in archery is very appealing.
That was a well written article and you have a great site. Keep up the good work.
I like the way you broke all the benefits down and made them easy to understand and also how you can feel the passion that you have for this sport and it shows in your writingReply
Thank you for stopping by. I am happy to hear that you like my article and site.
Archery is great and I love it.
If you haven’t, you should try it one day.
I have many tips on how to get started and how to choose the right bow for beginners.
I really like the benefit for become stronger and also fixing your body posture. I have a blog about strength training and this is something that I emphasize a lot on.Reply
Hi Moritz. The only time I’ve ever participated in archery was in physical education class years ago. I must say it was quite enjoyable, but I never took it any further than that. You make great points about the health benefits of it, and I definitely agree that this type of activity can improve focus. I also find the outdoor aspect of the sport appealing. Do you use your archery skills for actual hunting as well?Reply
thank you for taking the time and leaving a comment.
If you ever plan to start with archery, be sure to check out my getting started guide and my recommendation for a beginners bow.
I personally have not been hunting, as this is not allowed in the country I grew up. I actually don’t know if it is allowed here in Taiwan.
The closest thing I did to hunting was using 3D targets in a forest and in competitions.
Great website. Really good content on an interesting passion.
I first used a bow with the Bhutan National Archery team in Thimpu. They were playing the Chief of Police’s team. My wife and I were in Bhutan as guests of the Foreign Minister.
Archery is their national sport and everyone participates. Have you been there?
Would make a nice blog
thank you! I am very happy you like my website. It is my favorite activity, indeed!
I have never been to Bhutan, but what you say about it sounds great!
Archery as a national sport would be the paradise for me. I will definitely try and see if I can go there one day.
It is actually not that far from where I live at the moment.
Thanks for letting me know.
Have a great time.
I must confess that I never thought one could have benefited from the sport of archery in the way you have outlined it. I could have seen the one for the muscles and that of focus and confidence, but never thought of them as health benefits.
I find the information very useful, even if one only has a liking for the sport, but will not participate in it. Your getting started guide is helpful for those who wants to begin.
Keep up the good work and who knows, you may have your own fan club soon.
thank you so much for your kind words.
Yes, archery is way more than just a nice activity. Your whole body and mind will benefit from it.
If you want to pick up archery, make sure you read my training and explanations of the 10 basic archery shooting techniques.
Oh, and I would love to have my own fan club! 😉Reply
Wish I could take you up on the offer of learning archery one day, but it is not a sport in my country and as such the gears would not be available for use, and would not be allowed to be brought in. But laws change and who knows maybe one day it may be possible.
The fan club would be a good idea. Good luck on getting it going.
Making my own bow and arrow? Never though of that. I don’t think that would be a major problem, after all I did that as a child while playing Cowboys and Indians. LOL. It would be interesting to see the adult version. I await your lesson on it MoritzReply
Selfmade bows can be as strong and effective as bought bows.
They will be not as durable as when they are made by professionals or by machines, but at least they are for free (or much cheaper than bought bows).
It will still take a while until I can make videos to show how to craft a bow.
I tried archery during my high school years and it’s not easy that’s for sure. Reading through your website it’s really great for people who’ll want to try archery or learn more about it. I enjoyed reading the health benefits of archery page the most and the types of bows. Very simple and good point of why it’s more than just a hobby.
I am happy you liked my site.
Archery is really a fun sport and has many health benefits!
If you want to pick up archery again, make sure to read my archery training and learn how to avoid the most common archery mistakes right from the start.
wow this is awesome, I never ever looked at archery as a fitness tool… just a sport, or hobby. I could see archery being REALLY good for increasing your focus, as you explained in your article, you have to be able to zone in on the target, and that kind of practice does good to your focus in the real world as well!
Awesome insight on archery, and only have shot a bow maybe 3 times in my life, my family always hunted with guns… but I really want to now, you kind of got me excited! Where do you go to practice and hunt and all that?
Yes, archery is much more than just a nice hobby!
If you want to get started with archery, I recommend to read my getting started guide and my archery training first.
Then you can read all about the different bow types to choose the right bow.
Since you wanted to go hunting, you should check out the PSE Stinger Compound Bow. It is a great compound bow!
Where you can practice and go hunting depends on where you live.
Most cities have either inside or outside archery ranges, where you can learn and practice archery.
About hunting you have to make sure that it is legally allowed to hunt with a bow in your area.
The law states how much draw weight your bow must have to be allowed to go hunting with it, but that can vary from state to state.
If you don’t live in the USA you have to make sure, too.
Some countries don’t allow bow hunting at all.
Hope that answered your questions.
I’d never considered the health benefits of archery.
I’d assumed there wasn’t many given for you aren’t moving about but clearly I was wrong. From reading through I can see all the benefits you’ve discussed and why active hobbies are so important as they don’t feel like exercise.
It’s a really great article.
thanks for your kind words.
You are absolutely right! An active hobby is a great thing, because you have fun while exercising, which can be only positive!
If you want to know more about archery, check out my archery training and read about the different bow types.
Hey! Great post you have created here.
I had no idea that archery is so good for your health too.
It must be a lot of fun, I can imagine that.
I’m sure many people will find this article useful and interesting as I did.
Thanks for sharing this and have a great day!
Cheers and good luck
Hello and thanks for your kind words.
Archery is great for improving someone’s health and focus and it’s a lot of fun, indeed.
I recently gave bowfishing a try and it blew my mind away.
You can read more about it in my article about bowfishing or check out a great recurve bow and compound bow especially designed for bowfishing.
Have a great day!
I am looking to play a new sport this year, whilst I haven’t found anything that tickles my fancy as yet, Archery may be the answer!
There are so many health benefits but I particularly like the part about fresh air and having fun. I’m definetly an outdoors girl. Fantastic reading, thanks for sharing!
The health benefits of archery are really fantastic.
While it is an outdoors sport, it can be done indoors as well, if the weather is bad.
Most archery clubs have an outside and inside archery range.
If I were you I would really try it.
To learn a bit more about archery, I recommend to read about the different bow types and go through my archery training.
Let me know when you want to know more.
All the best.
I’d never considered the health benefits of archery.
I’d assumed there wasn’t many given for you aren’t moving about but clearly, I was wrong. From reading through I can see all the benefits you’ve discussed and why active hobbies are so important as they don’t feel like exercise.
It’s a really great article.
I like that you pointed out that archery can allow you to meet nice people and can give you a good time while watching how the arrow flies. This is something that I will make sure to remember because I’m looking for an activity that my husband and I can be passionate about. We wanted to get the most out of our rest days at work by playing games, so we’ll make sure to shop for archery equipment.Reply
It’s great to hear that you and your husband want to pick up archery. It is a fantastic and fun sport.
If you need any help or advice, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
You definitely should check out my archery training, the different bows, and equipment.
I’ve been an archer for most of my life. I totally agree with all these benefits. I am particularly aware of my increase in mental focus when I shoot arrows. It carries over to other aspects of my life.Reply