Here at All In Watersports we love standup paddleboarding. Not only is it a fun activity and a great way to get around, but it also allows us to get in some exercise while we have fun. These are the top 10 health benefits from SUP.
- Cardio: Due to the similarities between paddleboarding, running and other cardio activities, you’ll have improved cardio health and less risk for related diseases.
- Enhance Balance: SUP requires you to stand upright, which requires core stability and leg strength to keep balance.
- Low Impact on Joints: Due to the activity being low impact on your joints, it is very unlikely that you will do any damage to your ligaments or tendons.
- Strength: You will be sore after SUP, but the soreness is good in developing strength for your muscles.
- Stress Reduction: Being on the water reduces stress naturally. With SUP, you get the feeling of walking on water as you take in the surrounding sounds of nature as well.
- Rehabbing Injuries: Again, due to the low impact on the joints, you’ll be able to rehab injuries without risking further injury.
- Enhance Endurance: As you begin to notice that your balance is improving and your muscles are not getting as tired, then you know that your endurance has increased.
- Total body workout: The majority of your muscles are used during SUP. Due to the balance required, your leg muscles will be hard at work attempting to stabilize your center of gravity, while your arms, back and shoulders are used to propel the paddleboard in the water. Your core, back and ab muscles are constantly at work to maintain balance.
- Engage with Nature: In addition to the vitamin D that you’ll receive, engaging with nature will give you greater mental peace and health.