The coronavirus has fundamentally changed life for many people around the globe. Humanity has had to adapt to new ways of working, learning, and interacting. While many things make this time uncertain and filled with anxiety, stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) can help us remain anchored, healthy, and happy.
Maintain Your Fitness with Stand Up Paddleboarding
Paddle boarding is a great way to stay fit. Paddle boarding works muscles like your back, shoulders, and arms while you paddle yourself through the water. It also works your core and legs by keeping your balance as you tour waterways with your paddle board. The combination of balance and paddling can be a full-body workout when you paddle.
With COVID shutting down gyms in many places or to avoid the risk of getting infected with the virus, SUP can be an alternative way for someone to stay fit and healthy. Gyms shutting down can throw off a person’s workout routine and quickly get them into an indoor living habit, but stand-up paddle boarding can be a nice getaway with good workout.
Clear Your Mind with SUP
Stand-up paddle boarding is a unique way to find peace in your daily life. It is a chance to step away from the noise and notifications that can so easily our attention. When you SUP, you can disconnect from the busyness of society for a little while.
If you want to learn how to SUP, it’s important to begin in calm water. This will allow you to get accustomed to balancing on your board without worrying about any waves or fast currents pushing you.
Another thing the calm water will do is allow you to experience the calmness that comes with stand-up paddle boarding. Being in the quiet still water helps calm your mind. When you focus on learning to paddle and staying balanced in the water, your mind is present, which gives it a break from worrying about daily stressors.
Many people also enjoy doing yoga on paddle boards. This is another activity you could try on your board. Yoga on a paddle board acts as a form of meditation, which helps many paddler boarders clear their minds.
These are a few of the mental benefits of learning to SUP during the pandemic.
Get Out and Appreciate Nature
Being in nature is another benefit of learning to paddle board during the COVID pandemic. Many aspects of the pandemic are all about staying home. More people than ever are now working from home. Working from home makes it easier to not leave the house.
But there is value in getting out and experiencing nature through the natural beauty of a lake, pond, river, or ocean that you choose to paddle board on. You can take in the beauty of the water and the surrounding area, whether it is desert, forest, or a tropical paradise.
Appreciating nature while learning to paddle board will help individuals see there are beautiful things in the world despite what is going on in the world around us.
Paddle boarding also offers a fresh view of nature. Before paddle boarding, people are accustomed to seeing the water from the shore, but once someone is on the water and sees the shore from the water, they find new ways to be grateful for natural beauties.
Being in and finding new views of nature allows paddlers to reset and enjoy their environment anew. It has lots healthy benefits when you form an outdoor lifestyle, from getting your self off the chair, breathing in fresh air to help children form more healthy life habits awareness and be mindful. Paddling usually last longer than lifting weights in gym, so you ended up sit much less through out the day while put less stress on joints.
Develop Yourself by Learning a New Talent
Being stuck in a pandemic for so long isn’t easy on anyone. Many people feel stagnate or that nothing new is happening in their life or the news. The news sometimes seems to be on repeat, just like the mundane routine of everyday life.
Learning a new talent like stand-up paddle boarding can help you to feel accomplished. Trying out something new brings much-needed variety to what may seem like a boring routine. This is a safe talent to develop especially now because you can learn it outdoors where you’re less likely to come in contact with the coronavirus.
Discovering a new talent is refreshing, especially when it is an activity like stand-up paddle boarding that helps keep your body and mind healthy.
Enjoyable Recreation with a SUP
Many stores, museums, movie theaters, and other recreational activities are closed during the pandemic. This is one of the best reasons to try out a SUP during the pandemic. It is a free activity that cannot be closed due to covid.
Stand-up paddling is an activity great for all ages. Those discovering this activity during the pandemic can enjoy meaningful recreational activities with their friends and family in a covid safe environment under the sun and in the fresh, clean air.
The Benefits of Your Own Paddle Board
Many people first time trying out a SUP most likely does not have a board yet. While there are rental shops in many places, you never know if they will be closed because of the pandemic. For this reason, it is a good reason to buy your own board.
If you have your own board, you will also be more likely to use it because it is readily available.
Give SUP a Try During the COVID Pandemic
There is no better time than now to give stand-up paddle boarding a try. Though it is a difficult time for many people, stand-up paddle boarding could play a small role for you by helping you feel healthier in body and mind.