<iframe src="https://www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-M575L42" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden">
Cooling Off with Water Sports

Cooling Off with Water Sports

3/8/18

Share the article

Hong Kong summers can be unpleasant — hot, humid, sticky and all-round uncomfortable. But on the bright side, all that sunshine is great for outdoor sports. Here are three affordable and accessible water sports that will let you work on your beach bod and your tan, while helping you cool off in the summer heat.

 

1. Kayaking

Kayaking is a great aerobic activity that also gives your upper body muscles one heck of a workout. If you want to build up your back muscles and broaden your shoulders, kayaking is an excellent choice.

As an added bonus, kayaking is an excellent way to experience the varied flora and fauna and stunning scenery of Hong Kong’s surrounding islands. Cheung Chau, Lamma Island and the Hong Kong Geopark are all highly-recommended for avid kayakers wanting to get closer to nature.1

 

2. Kiteboarding

Offering all the thrills of skydiving at a fraction of the cost, kiteboarding has been really taking off across the globe despite being a sport barely three-decades old. Even Barack Obama and Richard Branson have jumped on the kiteboarding bandwagon!2 If you’re keen on kiteboarding, you should contact the Kiteboarding Association of Hong Kong which runs safety-first training courses for beginners.

 

3. Diving

If you’ve been thinking about picking up a new skill, an Open Water diving certificate will give you serious bragging rights. A typical course takes about 30 hours, comprising both theoretical lessons (you’ll learn about decompression, diving physics and dive equipment) and physical dive practice (including emergency response tactics and open water experience).3 The opportunity to get up close and personal with marine life is unmissable.

 

As a world-famous port, it’s unsurprising that watersports enthusiasts and facilities abound in Hong Kong. Check out these government-run watersports centers for more fun activities this summer.

 

 

Sources

  1. https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/travel/article/1969092/kayaking-hong-kong-where-go-and-everything-you-need. Visited 5 July 2018.
  2. https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/health-beauty/article/2096481/gone-wind-meet-hong-kongs-intrepid-kiteboarding-fans. Visited 5 July 2018.
  3. https://www.gov.hk/en/residents/culture/recreation/water/diving.htm. Visited 5 July 2018.

Share the article

© Cigna 2018

Information provided in this article is intended for health and fitness purposes only and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions, or in the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease (see Terms & Conditions for details). Any health-related information found in this article is available only for your interest and should not be treated as medical advice. Users should seek any medical advice from a physician, especially before self-diagnosing any ailment or embarking on any new lifestyle or exercise regime. Any information contained in this article may not be suitable, accurate, complete or reliable. Cigna accepts no responsibility for the content or accuracy of information contained on external websites or resources, or for the security and safety of using them. "Cigna" and the "Tree of Life" logo are registered trademarks of Cigna Intellectual Property, Inc. in the United States and elsewhere, licensed for use. All products and services are provided by or through operating subsidiaries, and not by Cigna Corporation.


Email Subscription
* Required

View our Privacy Statement here
Want to know how we use your information? Click here to learn more.
I have read and agreed to Cigna's privacy statement


What are your interests?

All Family Care Fitness Lifestyle
Medical Tips Nutrition Recipes

Thanks for signing up for our newsletter!

To make sure your Smart Health emails don't go into your spam or promotions folder, please add enquiryhk@cigna.com by Cigna to your email contacts.

Get our newsletters for healthy tips. Subscribe No Thanks