Stand-up paddleboarding has gained popularity over the last 10 years. This exciting sport has quite some benefits, plus, is easier than sailing and more exciting than swimming. It is a great option for an outdoor activity that you can enjoy during your vacation.
Do you want to know more benefits of doing SUP paddleboarding?
Take a look at the following list:
1. An activity for everyone
It is suitable from children to adults; it offers a variable level of intensity depending on where you are cruising. Another appeal is that you can get started quickly. It does not take much practice to master it, and you can easily control the speed, which is sometimes intimidating for beginners.
If you fall off, you can easily get back on!
2. A complete workout
When you are paddleboarding, you are using almost every muscle in your body. For example, your leg muscles to stabilize your center, your arms, shoulders, and back to propel the paddleboard, and the core to maintain your balance.
If you practice for enough time and increasing your speed, you can get a great cardio workout.
3. Helps you improve your balance
You need to stand upright on the board while you are paddling. It requires core stability and strength in your legs to maintain your balance. By practicing this sport, you may increase your focus and balance not only on paddleboarding, but also in other activities you do every day
4. It will help you reduce stress
Being in the water it helps you reduce stress naturally. When you are paddleboarding you feel like you are walking on water. With every stroke, you make you start to feel the stress going away and enjoy the soothing sounds as you glide through the water
5. You will reconnect with nature
Paddleboarding in the water can help you engage with nature around you. You start feeling calmer and you reduce your stress with every stroke you take. When we surroundwith nature, we relax our body helping increasing a positive effect both mentally and physically. And, why not? Who doesn’t love getting some extra vitamin D by being under the sun?