Aside from the thrill and experience of dancing along the waves while standing up on a piece of board, there are a number of health benefits that you can enjoy in stand-up paddle boarding:
If stress dominated your week, allow your weekend to suck up all the negative vibes by doing stand-up paddle boarding on pristine waters. The rhythm of your strokes and the soothing sound of rushing waves relieve stress effectively.
Low Impact Exercise
SUP is a low impact exercise. The chances of getting fracture and broken bones are next to impossible. Paddle boarding can even help you ease the pain on your shin split, knee or hip through constant and well-coordinated bodily motions.
Working the Whole Body Out
When doing SUP, your whole body is moving and doing its part to keep you going. Almost every muscle in your body is used from your legs for balance, arms and core for paddling, up to your back and shoulders for good support.
It is a fitness activity that can make your heart healthier. It is a cardiovascular exercise that makes your heart work harder and better in every stroke. SUP improves your cardiovascular health and lessens the risk of heart-related diseases.
Aside from improving your balance and cardiovascular health, it also enhances your endurance because of constant paddling. While you are enjoying board paddling, you get to increase the frequency and distance you cover so is your endurance.
With all the health benefits, it is no surprise that more people engage in this exhilarating water sport. Some are even doing this as a group exercise to foster good health and camaraderie among friends and acquaintances. Burn up those excess calories and paddle your way up to a healthier you.