Olympic Gold Rower Adam Kreek on the Mental Health Benefits of Rowing

Rowing is a sport that is excellent for your physical health and also helps your mental health.

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Physically speaking it’s great for your muscles, it’s great for your nervous system, and it’s great for your cardiovascular system. It makes you stronger, it makes you fitter and it makes you vibrant, vital and alive.

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From a mental health standpoint there is nothing really comparable to spending time on calm water and I find that’s one of the main reasons that I stay rowing.

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Here I am in my late thirties and I plan to stay rowing until I’m past a hundred years old… you’ll see me out in my rowboat when I’m one hundred years old!

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Again from the mental health perspective, when you connect with nature and connect with the outdoors, you find an element of peace that you cant find anywhere else.

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More About Adam Kreek
Adam Kreek is a management consultant and Canadian rower. He won the gold medal at the 2002, 2003 and 2007 world championships for Canada’s men’s eight team in Seville, Spain, Milan, Italy and Munich, Germany respectively. In 2004 Kreek moved to Stanford University to complete a degree in Geotechnical Engineering and Hydrology and continue his rowing career there under Coach Craig Amerkhanian. In 2006 and 2007 Kreek coached at Stanford Rowing Center for the Junior Crew. At the 2008 Summer Olympics Adam Kreek won a gold medal in the men’s eights with Andrew Byrnes, Kyle Hamilton, Malcolm Howard, Kevin Light, Ben Rutledge, Dominic Seiterle, Jake Wetzel and cox Brian Price.

For more information about Adam Kreek visit:
http://www.kreekspeak.com/about
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Kreek

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