Seriously! Okay, maybe not if you're drinking beer and scarfing down an endless stream of potato chips while you're on the water.
But if you're a backcountry fishermen who hikes a few miles to get to that ideal fishing spot at a beautiful high mountain stream, that's great exercise!
Even if you're just sitting on a saltwater fishing charter boat, you're still getting fresh sea air and soaking up a little Vitamin D. That's far healthier than sitting indoors staring at the TV for hours on end.
For older people, fishing is a great, light outdoor activity that can help exercise key muscle groups without being too overwhelming.
Physical benefits aside, there are other benefits too, like reducing stress. Who couldn't use a little less of that these days? And how about a healthy rush of adrenaline when a fish strikes? That's the kind of healthy excitement we can all benefit from.
We didn't even mention how fish can be a healthy addition to any diet.
Truthfully, we could go on all day about how fishing is great for the health.