Stand up paddling is for anyone who loves to have fun being on water and it is super easy to do.
Have you heard of the hottest sport on water?
Stand up paddle boarding, or SUP as it is known to fans, is relatively easy for anyone to do, and the health benefits gained from paddle boarding are incredible! It’s the perfect family activity this summer.
This is definitely an activity worth getting wet for.
If you haven’t tried it yet, here are some reasons why jumping on the paddle board is good for you:
It is fun
Stand up paddling is for anyone who loves to have fun being on water and it is super easy to do. This is exactly why it has become one of most popular activities almost everywhere around the world!
SUP is a community sport, and the ol’ cliche “The more the merrier” really fits here. Having a buddy to shoot the breeze with, to catch a downwinder with, to grab some lunch at a floating cafe with, and to do some SUP yoga with always makes for a better time on the water.
It improves health and fitness
While getting ouT on a SUP is easy as pie, it is also is great exercise and has humongous health and fitness benefits. The main benefits are that it strengthens your core muscles, abs, legs, your back muscles and shoulders as well.
An additional benefit that stand-up paddle boarding is that it is a very low impact exercise, meaning you are much less likely to do damage to the tendons and ligaments of your joints.
If you lift weights in the gym or you engage in high impact sports, then your likelihood of injury is far higher than with SUP.
It can reduce stress
Just a few minutes out on the water and your troubles will start to melt away. Between being outdoors and the gentle exercise, heading out for a SUP is perfect for reducing the stress levels in your life.
You can get close to nature
This day and age, we have more distractions from technology than ever before.
One of the greatest ways to spend time with nature is on a SUP. Unplug from your everyday life around you and immerse yourself in the wonder that is outdoors.
You can SUP on any water
You can SUP anywhere there is water. There are so many options from whitewater surfing to long distance SUP, the list is endless.
Right now flat water SUPing is popping up all over the place–lakes, rivers, beaches and bays. The choice is yours.
It is important to remember that even if your fall off, it’s easy to get back on a SUP.
So, what are you waiting for? Find the SUP and the spot that is right for you and start enjoying nature, the exercise and the stress relief!