With a New Year comes new resolutions! If you are looking to make 2022 a year full of new adventures and personal growth, this is your year to try Stand Up Paddle Boarding! SUP is quickly becoming a favorite pass time for many looking to get out in nature and increase their physical activity. No matter if you are a novice or a pro athlete, paddling is great for all levels!
With so many great benefits to paddling, here are a few reasons why you should add SUP to your bucket list for 2022!
The Perfect Way to Spend More Time Outdoors
Wanting to spend more time outdoors for 2022? Whether you are paddling the lakes, rivers, or ocean, SUP is the perfect way to enjoy nature and take in the views outdoors. You can travel to a variety of places using an inflatable paddle, which is easy to pack up and fit into a car. SUP is ideal year-round in Florida! You can bundle up and paddle when it’s cold or go in a swimsuit and take a dip in the water to cool down in the heat.
SUP – The Ideal Way to Relax
If you are looking to relax and get more zen in 2022, SUP is for you! Spend some time on a peaceful paddle trip with beautiful scenery! SUP can be a serene experience where you can spend time practicing mindfulness and find sometime for yourself.
If you are finding yourself spending way too much time on your phone or electronics, spend some time out on a board and disconnect. On the water is the perfect place to disconnect from devices and let yourself reconnect with nature. If you are planning to disconnect for 2022, leave your worries on the shore and spend a few moments with yourself.
Get Into Shape in 2022
SUP is a wonderful way to exercise no matter what fitness level you are. Beginners can take it easy, as it is low impact, and they can paddle slowly in still waters. More advances paddlers can paddle in waves and faster currents to get a more strenuous workout. SUP is great for a full body workout! While you are standing and trying to find balance, your abs and legs are getting a continuous workout. While you are paddling, you are really working those arms, chest, and back muscles. Exercise is also an ideal way to reduce stress. If you are looking to add fitness into 2022, SUP is what you are looking for!
Go For a Yoga Session
If you are looking to work on balance, try a yoga session on the water! Strengthen your inner yogi while taking your yoga session up a level. Practicing yoga on the water makes you work on your balance more, as you must keep the paddle steady with the water under it. After your session, take a dip in the water to cool off.
Paddling Helps Burn Calories
Are you looking to burn some calories for 2022? SUP burns on average about 500 calories per hour. It does change person to person and on how they are paddling. If you are paddling more vigorously, you can burn much more! If you are going on a leisurely paddle around a pond, it can be much less.
Get Up Close to Wildlife
SUP is the ideal way to see nature without getting too close! Spend some time off the coast in Florida and paddle with marine life such as Dolphins and Stingray, as well as cute Manatees. If you are looking to paddle inland, try the springs and have the chance to paddle alongside playful river otters! Wherever you try SUP, you will have the chance to see marine life and animals on land! Just be sure not to disturb any wildlife while you are out on the water and keep a safe distance to protect yourself and the animals.
The Perfect Date Activity!
It may be your first date or a date with your spouse, but you are guaranteed to have a great time paddling! While on a date you can chat on the water and spend time getting to know each other or reconnect. You can go out side by side or at your own pace down the same path. It will never be boring and you can still talk without have to pace your breathing.
Inflatable Paddles Make It Easy to Transport
In the past, paddle boards have been hard for many just to transport or carry. Now you can find an inflatable paddle that makes it lighter to carry and easier to transport. Many of the inflatable ones can roll up and fit in the backseat of your car. This makes it so much easier to go out and not have to worry about lugging a board bigger than you!
Bonding at its best.
If you are looking to spend more time with family or friends 2022, SUP is perfect for you! There is no better way to spend time with someone then spending time paddling! You can go with friends or family and enjoy the great outdoors together. While you are paddling you can get a great work out together while catching up.
If you are looking for a community to bond with, there are many SUP groups where you can find like-minded people looking to have a great time. Many of these groups get together and paddle to restaurants to have lunch together or paddle up a river. It’s a great way to find new friends with similar interests in your area.
There are so many amazing benefits to SUP! You can really tone up and work on yourself physically and mentally while out paddling. One great part of paddling is you can go at your own schedule. If you are an early bird, get out for a sunrise paddle, or if you want to get a good tan and head out for the heat of the day, go out in the afternoon! You can go completely on your schedule. There is nothing more tranquil then spending time connecting with nature out on your board. Whether you are looking spend more time catching some waves or looking to burn more calories and get into shape, 2022 is the perfect year to try SUP!