Backcountry canoe camping is an excellent way to decrease stress and improve your mental health. However, if you don't lift a canoe properly you risk back injuries or making an existing back issue worse.
As a physiotherapist, I commonly encounter how a high demand, high distraction lifestyle manifests not only as mental anguish, but physical pain. Recent research has shown that you can reverse these negative effects by spending time in nature. These are the top 5 reasons to backcountry camp.