Few would argue even the perceived benefits of spending time outdoors. In a time where it has become easier and easier to spend more time inside than out, kite flying provides the perfect excuse to get up and get outside.
Whether going to the beach or just a local park, it is a great way to experience the outdoors. Although often assumed to be only a warm-weather activity, kites can be a perfect way to get out of the house in the winter as well. Just make sure to avoid stormy weather or dangerously high winds.
Although it is widely assumed that running is a key factor to flight, quality kites flown in their recommended wind conditions do not require running.
Despite this fact, flying kites is an active experience - stunt kites and power kites even more-so. Whether you achieve a high-end workout from flying a kite or not, once you are outside and active, you are more likely to stay outside and active.
It is true that flying a kite is a solo activity, but that does not mean you have to be out there alone. Bring a friend and test your stunt kite skills against one-another or grab some beginner kites for the whole family and compete for highest flight or quickest ascent.
Next time you go to a local kite festival, you are likely to see stunt kite fliers performing amazing aerial feats with a group of friends. Spending time flying a kite with other only enhances an already exciting experience.
Flying any kite requires a high degree of concentration and focus. As it begins to take flight, you adjust to the changing conditions and work to get it soaring high above. This will energize your mind and tends to alleviate stress. Flying a quality kite high in the clouds can provide an overwhelming sense of relaxation.
Looking to engage even more actively in your flight? Grab a stunt or power kite and work towards perfecting precision maneuvers and tricks. Either way, once your flight is completed, you are likely going to feel better than when you began!
Any child standing outside holding the string to a kite soaring above is likely to be overcome with a sense of joy and accomplishment. The feeling of happiness and excitement is not exclusive to children though. Hold the string yourself and you are likely to feel a rush of childhood memories and a great sense of relaxation.
It is a wonderful feeling to have lifted an object yourself hundreds of feet in the air. So get up, get out and fly a kite!