Kite flying is a good activity for physical and mental health. It’s suitable for the young and old alike and has a wide range of benefits that can help you develop your mind and body.
The advantages of flying kites
From the point of view of fitness, flying kites is a kind of physical activity that is good for physical and mental health.
- Kite flying is good for promoting blood circulation and strengthening the muscles and bones.The pulling force created by the kite as well as the running and walking you do while flying, can be great exercise for your arms, legs, and add in a little cardio as well for your heart and lungs.
- Flying kites isalsogood for the brain. When the kite is in the air it is affected by the current causing it to sway up and down, left and right. In order to keep the kite stable, the human brain must be alert and make the necessary adjustments to the string and reel. By focusing on one thing, your brain also gets a rest from whatever else ails you, and the outside world blows away with the wind.
- Flying a kite also benefits the eyes. By focusing on something in the distance your eyes get some much-needed exercise and rest from the fatigue caused by looking at things up close all the time. For those in middle-old age, this is especially important. In addition, looking up and forward for prolonged periods gives your neck a break from the strain of looking down constantly. In today’s modern world of cell phones and computers, we could all use something like this.
- Flying kites isjust plaingood for one’s health. Flying kites in the great outdoors, basking in the sun, enjoying the beauty of nature, and breathing in the fresh air all benefit a person greatly. On a more technical note, the high concentration of negative ions in the air helps the body absorb a lot of fresh oxygen, so that the oxygen content in the blood increases. This is conducive to the prevention of hypertension, coronary heart disease, and helps to fight cancers.
Kite flying is a good physical and mental health activity, suitable for young and old. It can develop the mind and strengthen the body, regardless of age.
But when flying kites to pay attention to safety. Flying should be carried out in a spacious, flat place. Try to avoid flying near roads, high-pressure lines, rivers and other places to avoid accidents.
The skills of kite flying
- Before flying a kite, one should know the directionand strength of the wind. If there is a flag or smoke nearby, one can tell by the directionin which it is floating or waving.
- When the wind is suitable, you can fly a kite without asking for help. You should run against the wind and watch, but also pay attention to the positionof the kite. When you feel the wind is strong enough andobserve the kite climbing, you can stop and slowly let out the line.
- When the wind is insufficient, quickly retract the line, to create upward lift; If you feel the tension inthe kite line, you should seize the opportunity to release the line; If the kite starts to fall, quickly pull in part of the string until the kite is steadyin the sky.
- When flying the kite, it is best to have an assistant to help. Enlongate the kite line about 10 meters, face the wind, hold the reelbehind the kite lightly with both thumbs and index fingers, and release the line while running, until the kite rises to a considerable height.Then, gently shake back and forth to stabilize the kite.
- When the kite is flying steadily, it can be tied to a tree trunk or an object and allowed tofloat, but when the wind and kiteare unstable, it must be manipulated. When the wind suddenly becomes strong and the kite swings too far, it is in danger of toppling over. There are two ways to control it: one is to let out the line quickly, and the other is to run a few paces quickly in the direction of the kite.
- If two strings get tangled together, the flyershould not panic, but should controlthe spinner immediately and make adjustments to loosen the strings.