Top 10 Benefits of Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

Top 10 Benefits of Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP)

In 2013, standup paddleboarding was reported as the outdoor sporting activity with the most first-time participants of any in the United States. With all these great health benefits listed, it’s no wonder SUPing continues to grow in popularity!

  • Improves balance: Paddle-boarding requires you to stand upright on the board, requiring a lot of core stability and leg strength to maintain balance.
  • Full body workout: Almost every muscle in the body is used during this water sport!
  • Standup paddling: is a low impact exercise. Standup paddling is a low impact exercise.
  • Reduces stress: Water naturally soothes the body and exercise helps to reduce stress.
  • Overall increased strength
  • Cardio workout: Casual SUPing can cause the average individual to burn 305-430 calories leisurely paddling in 1 hour! Useful in rehabilitation injuries: due to it’s low impact nature, it can be a useful tool for rehab to gently increase strength without doing any harm.
  • Improves endurance: Once you learn how to stand up paddle board, you begin to master it with increasing endurance of the constant paddling.
  • Allows you to connect with nature.
  • Better cardiovascular health: engaging in paddle boarding is similar to running, aerobics, or even cross-training, you’ll have improved cardiovascular health and less risk for related diseases.

It’s the perfect family activity this summer, so give it a try, and you’ll notice how much better and stronger you feel!

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