If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to spend time on the water and exploring more of the special blue spaces we have in Britain, paddleboarding might just be the activity you’ve been searching for. Paddleboarding has exploded in popularity in recent years and is quickly becoming one of the most popular water sports around the world. Here are some reasons why paddleboarding is so poplar and why you should give it a try.
It’s a Full-Body Workout
Paddleboarding is not only a fun activity, but it’s also an excellent workout. Paddleboarding engages most of your muscles, from your arms and shoulders to your core and legs and us a whole body workout. It also improves your balance and is a great way to tone and strengthen your muscles while enjoying the great outdoors. It takes some effort so an added bonus is paddleboarding burns around 300 calories an hour, the herder you paddle though the more calories you’ll burn – so those upriver stretches are worth it.
It’s Suitable for All Ages and Fitness Levels
Paddleboarding is a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Whether you’re a beginner or fit as a fiddle, you can easily adjust the intensity of your paddleboarding session to fit your needs. You don’t have tot and up either, kneeling on the board is fine too. It’s also a great family activity that you can enjoy with kids or grandparents alike.
It’s a Fun Way to Explore Nature
One of the best things about paddleboarding is that it allows you to explore nature in a whole new way. Whether you’re paddling down a river or cruising along the coast, you’ll get a unique perspective of the surrounding environment. You can also paddle to places that are inaccessible by foot, giving you the chance to explore hidden coves and secluded beaches.
It’s a Relaxing and Meditative Activity
Paddleboarding can be a great way to escape the stresses of daily life and connect with nature. The peaceful and quiet environment on the water allows you to clear your mind and focus on the present moment. It allows you to switch on your blue mind – a term coined by Wallace J Nichols regarding the power of being in, on, under or next to water. Many people find paddleboarding to be a relaxing and meditative activity that helps them reduce stress and anxiety.
It’s Easy to Learn
While paddleboarding may look a bit daunting at first, it’s actually a relatively easy sport to learn. With a little bit of practice and some guidance, you can quickly master the basics and start enjoying the water. Many businesses and clubs in the UK offer paddleboarding lessons and guided tours, making it easy to get started and experience different types of water from lakes and rivers to coast and canals.
In conclusion, paddleboarding is a fun, versatile, and accessible water sport that is quickly gaining popularity around the world. Whether you’re looking for a full-body workout or a relaxing way to connect with nature, paddleboarding is an activity that you don’t want to miss. So grab a board and paddle and start exploring the water today!
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