The Benefits of Paddle Boarding
This fairly new activity has a number of benefits! And we’re not talking about health boosters only here. Let’s have a look at what this outdoor activity can do for you and you can rent them right from Mariners Landing Resort or online at bwmarina.com.
1. It’s a great activity for EVERYONE!
The appeal of SUP is that it offers a variable level of intensity. Cruising on a paddle board can mean anything from a gentle drift across the glassy lake, to a heart-pounding paddle across wakes or against the current of a river. SUP is probably the only activity that can be equally enjoyable for both senior citizens and extreme sports junkies.
2. Stand up paddle boarding can be done anywhere.
Though it’s usually though of as a beach activity, it works just as well on a lake. This makes it popular with water-sports fans who live inland, as they can train on a local lake or river, than driving hours to the shore. Paddle boards are lighter than kayaks or canoes and easier to travel with.
3. It’s easy to pick up.
Another handy thing about SUP is that it’s quick to get started. The kit can be rented easily at Mariners Landing Resort at the Pointe pool office or online at bwmarina.com. And it doesn’t take much practice to master the technique – once you can stand up and turn your board around, there’s not much more to learn. You can control your speed easily, meaning it’s less intimidating for beginners than sports like windsurfing. And if you do fall off, it’s easy to get back on.
4. It’s an ongoing activity.
In fact, SUP stands out amongst water sports for being a very sociable activity. It’s easy to chat to a friend paddling alongside, and if you have small children, they can sit on the board with you. This makes it a lot more welcoming than sports like surfing or waterskiing, which are very much on-person activities.
5. It improves your balance.
The unstable board is what makes it such an effective workout. Although it might feel like you’re standing still, the wobbling of the board means that all your muscles are constantly working to keep your body upright. With regular practice, you’ll find that your balance is better even when you’re off the water. This can improve your performance in other sports, and it’s fantastic for seniors, to offset the loss of balance.
In the end, SUP is all about exploration, both on the water and in your own mind. On the board, you can get closer to nature and see things in a new way. You can practice on any stretch of water. The lapping of the water and the tug of wind, lull you into a state of total focus, melting away the worries you feel on land!
6/11/2020 02:06:21 pm
Thank you for highlighting that paddle boarding can help improve our balance. My wife and I are thinking of new activities we can do together. After reading how it helps improve our balance and coordination, I will suggest paddle boarding to my wife.
7/7/2021 06:02:26 am
I really love the content you posted, it is always super helpful and informative. Keep posting such an amazing article, I love reading all your blogs.
7/14/2021 04:19:36 pm
It's cool that you elaborate on how using a stand-up paddleboard is a fun way to explore and experience nature. I want to spend some time in nature this summer, so I'm thinking about renting a stand-up paddleboard to use this weekend. I'm going to look for a reputable business that has stand-up paddleboards for rent.
7/26/2021 03:23:57 pm
Great info, I have been paddle boarding for about 7 years now and I can say not only has it helped improve my balance and core but it is an amazing activity and exercise to do with friends or family.
8/9/2021 10:25:58 pm
Thanks for pointing out that paddleboarding can help improve our balance and performance in other sports. This is really helpful since we are planning to take a vacation in September to relax and unwind. We are hoping to find vacation rentals with a beachfront view so we can chill and do some activities to take our minds off work problems.
3/3/2022 10:39:39 pm
It was captivating when you shared that paddle boarding offers an effective workout since it involves muscle work to keep you upright. That's probably why my boyfriend wants to learn paddle boarding. He is even looking for stand-up paddle boarding rentals near our place so he can practice.
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