With so many different options out there, we look at why SUPing should be your number one option when it comes to exercise!

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity" John F.Kennedy

SUPing has seen huge growth over the last few years and it's not hard to see why. With practice and a bit of determination, it's easy to do - and compared to many other water sports, it’s relatively pain free. You can use our many shores, rivers lochs, canals and lakes!! Or if you fancy guaranteed sunshine and calm waters you can jump on a plane and head abroad. 

With prices high, for good quality paddle boards, and many sub-standard SUP's on the market, it's hard to know what brand to choose. Red Snapper SUPs bridge that gap and have developed inflatable SUP's that are amazing quality, as well as being reasonably priced. This means that you can now experience the fun and the health benefits - many of which might not be as obvious as you think! 

Improved balance and stability

Getting up on your paddle board is relatively easy - staying up can sometimes be a challenge! Maintaining your balance requires you to have and develop core strength and strong legs. This becomes second nature very quickly and in turn helps your balance and posture in everyday activities.

Paddle boarding with Red Snapper Sports

It’s a full body workout

You will be using your leg muscles to keep yourself stable, your back, arms and shoulders will be fully engaged in paddling and your abdominal muscles will be constantly working to strengthen your core. All of this without a gym machine in sight!

Result driven, low impact exercise

For any of you that have experienced strains, sprains, shin splints, twisted ankles, knee pain, hip pain - or any of the other injuries and ailments that come from high impact exercises such as cycling, running, tennis, squash or working out at the gym - this will be a revelation. SUPing is gently on your body while giving you a good cardio workout. It can also be used as a HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout, by mixing it up a bit and changing your rowing speeds and intensity.

Rehabilitation of injuries

Paddle boarding is fantastic for anyone looking to increase strength, after illness or injury. You should however, always consult with your doctor or therapist before engaging in this or any other activities.

Overall increase of strength and endurance

 As you get more and more in to SUPing, you will notice an increase in your strength. At first you may find that it tires you out and that certain muscles are a bit sore! But as time goes on, you will paddle further, faster and for longer!

Improved cardiovascular health

Being out in the air will get those lungs working and you will enjoy breathing in the fresh air! And in addition to that, because you will be getting the blood pumping in the same way as if you were aerobic training, you will be helping to reduce heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.

Thats all from the Wild Side this week. Thanks for reading 🏄‍♀️ 

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