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How watersports benefit your health and fitness

Did you know official research from Baylor University Medical Centre has found that some of the fittest and happiest people are found in and on the water?

 

 

The research has proven that people who take part in watersports enjoy these fitness forms much more than their dryland counterparts.

But just how do watersports benefit you? We have looked at some of the ways below:

Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Stand up paddle boarding or SUP is the definition of a full body workout. As part of the sport, you are required to balance on the board which engages muscles in your shoulders, core and hips. Using all of these key muscles helps you transfer the force from the water throughout your entire body, giving you a complete workout.

If you haven’t tried the sport before, take a look at our inflatable SUP boards which are perfect for beginners and give it a go for yourself.

Canoeing/Kayaking

Both canoeing and kayaking are very rewarding water sports and are a great way to relieve stress whilst offering fitness benefits at the same time. When your paddle enters the water and completes a good stroke, pretty much every muscle in your upper body is used, as well as some lower body muscles as well!

One of the best things about taking part in these sports is that you can learn the basic skills in just a few days, meaning you can spend more time perfecting them as well as learning new ones.

Other benefits of watersports

  • There is low impact resistance in watersports.

  • Watersports take place in beautiful surroundings, which helps to calm the mind and body.

  • Water keeps you from tiring as easily, meaning you can exercise for longer which results in better fitness gains.

These are just a few of the great benefits that are offered by watersports, so why not take a look at our selection of watersports equipment and try them for yourself?

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