Paddle boarding is a unique outdoor exercise for your physical health and mental health. Not only is it beneficial to our health and well-being, bur it’s fun to do with your family and friends.
Here are just a few of them.
HELPS WITH BALANE
Paddle boarding requires a lot of balance to stand up on the board. This means that you’ll be practicing both your core and leg strength to keep yourself balanced on the board. For good measure, better balance can help you balance your life and general and have better focus throughout the day.
FULL BODY WORKOUT
Almost every muscle in the body is used at some point during paddleboarding. Because of the balance required, leg muscles will be hard at work attempting to stabilize your center of gravity, while the arms, back and shoulders are used to propel the paddleboard in the water. The core, back and abdominal muscles are constantly at work to maintain your balance.
HELPS YOU LOSE WEIGHT
There’s no doubt that everyone wants to lose weight fast, but the right answer isn’t a week-long dieting program or a weight loss pill. Instead, you should look to paddle boarding to help with your weight loss goals. Studies have shown that paddle boarding can help lower your body fat than skimpy diets or pills you can ingest. Plus, paddle boarding is generally a fun type of exercise to actively take part in. More extreme SUP sports like SUP surfing and SUP racing take burning calories to mathematical heights. On average, you can burn 350 calories in an hour, So if burning calories the fastest way possible is your goal, then SUP is great way to reach that goal.
BOOSTS YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH
Paddle boarding can Significantly reduce your risk of suffering from a stroke or heart attack, according to a new study. This is because paddle boarding is similar to cross-training, running, and aerobics, all which greatly help cardiovascular health and prevent a greater risk of relatable diseases.
ALLOWS YOU CONNECT WITH NATURE
Being out on the water is calming, and engaging with nature can have a positive effect on your mental health and attitude. In addition, getting some extra vitamin D from the sun is good for you!
Believe it not; paddling is an excellent stress reliever as it is an adrenaline rush! Taking the SUP out on the flat water for a serene and calming hour of stress-free “me time” is a great way to wind down and center yourself.Studies are also underway to prove the relationship between the brain and “blue-space”. Just as a walk in the woods can be sedating and calming, so can sea air or just being on any water source. It’s good for your well-being!
Away from the noise and the hustle and bustle of life’s stresses, add some yoga to the mix. You’ll be able to bring down stress levels further and burn up negative energy as you burn some fat.
A NEW PLATFORM TO FISH
Paddle boarding is a new platform (literally) to get on top of some fish. It provides a great opportunity for anglers to get to fishing spots that could potentially ground a boat or wreck a canoe. The silence that comes with Paddle boarding stealthy nature makes it a very effective fishing method.
Anglers also find standing on paddle boards more convenient compared to replicating the same on the unstable canoes and kayaks. For this reason, Fishing on Stand- up Paddle boards has become the new normal. In fact, manufacturers have modeled paddles that are wider with the fisherman that has to struggle with the catch in mind. Next time you grab your paddle board, think about grabbing your rod and reel as well.