The Benefits of Standup Paddle Boarding
Stand up paddleboards (SUP) seem to be everywhere these days, in the bay, out in the ocean, you’re local surf break, and there’s good reason for this surge of popularity. Despite looking cool and relaxed while getting a solid workout in paddle boarding has numerous health benefits.
Improved balance. Standup paddleboarding requires significant control of your core and leg muscles. Water is constantly shifting underneath the board and the it takes quite a bit of focus and strength to keep that board stable.
Low impact. Standup paddleboarding is very low impact; it’s a form of exercise that you can do at your own pace. It’s particularly helpful to do when recovering from an injury. Make sure to consult your doctor first.
Full body workout. Stand up paddleboarding is a full body workout. It is a great upper body workout and your core and legs will be burning after a good session.
It’s fun! Paddleboarding is tons of fun! Who doesn’t like gliding on top of water during a beautiful day?
It’s a social activity. There are numerous clubs and events hosted for stand up paddleboarding. It’s also a great activity for the kids and family.
Reduced stress. Exercise has been shown to significantly reduce stress and anxiety. “Reduced stress and anxiety you say? Sign me up!”