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Kayakers use a double bladed paddle to move through water in a narrow boat. Kayaking is similar to canoeing, but is distinguished by its paddle and typically closed deck. The boats may be used for competitive or recreational purposes, on still-water, white-water rapids or in the sea. Recreational purposes include touring, fitness and adrenaline seeking, while competitive kayaking, which reaches Olympic standard, encompasses racing and freestyle events.
Kayaking is an historic activity, originating among the Inuit of the northern Arctic regions, and designed for hunting purposes. In fact the word 'kayak' literally translates as 'hunter's boat'. However, Kayaking has since the 1930s been recognised as a modern-day water sport. The sport boasts impressive health benefits, helping to build cardiovascular and upper-body strength, and also offers people the chance to enjoy the outdoors together through a mode of transport that leaves the natural environment completely unharmed.