Get in shape, enjoy nature and become happier. If you need more hard facts, keep reading:
1. Work these Muscles
Paddle boarding engages muscles from head to toe and the best part is the more you want to paddle the more they work. Beyond the obvious shoulder and back stimulation, paddling a SUP engages your core and your legs to keep you nice and stable while you move around the water. Muscles in your feet that aren't used to working will also be activated!
Core: Abdominal - stabilization
Legs: Quadriceps, hamstring and glutes - balance
Arms: triceps, biceps and deltaoids - strengthening
2. Find Balance
Paddle boarding is a fantastic way to improve your balance and we almost guarantee you will stand up within the first hour! But even when sitting down you will find that stillness of mind and body. And after all - the water is fiiiiiine!
3. Get some fresh Air
What we already knew: regular exercise is beneficial to your physical health. What might be new is that working out OUTDOORS isn't only improving your physical fitness but a total mood boost! Being outside will increase your energy level and the level of endorphines! So get out and get your Vitamin D for free!
4. Enjoy the Spark of Adventure
Reward yourself with the incredible power of nature! Explore new places as you paddle along the river, lake or ocean. Watch the bass swim by underneath you, or fly by in the claws of an osprey. And have a front row seat as you watch the sun set... or rise?
5. Ease your Mind
If it's a relaxing bath or a vacation by the lake or ocean, there is something about water that just calms us down. Maybe it's the mesmerizing color, the unknown depth or the rhythm of the waterthat gives s the feel of peace, unity and clarity. Being around water gives us a break from the distractions surrounding us and puts our mind at ease.