Stand-Up Paddle Boarding As A Great Way to Work Out

Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a new and exciting water sport. It’s a great whole body and core strengthening work out. You can paddle board just about anywhere, as long as there is a body of water and you don’t need to know how to surf.
The benefits are outstanding not only from a fitness standpoint but you’ll be
burning calories and improving your balance.

Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is becoming very popular, so we thought we’d give you some pointers on what you’ll need and how to get started.

Equipment:
First you’ll need the right gear. Minimal equipment is needed for this sport. All you need is a paddle and a board. Because boards can be costly we suggest renting a board or buying a used board. You can purchase your own board once you know if it’s the right sport for you.

Tips:
• Keep your feet about shoulder length apart, facing forward on the board.
• The paddle is held with one hand lower than the other; with the top hand all the way at the top of the paddle. (If paddling on the right side of the board, keep your right hand lower on the paddle than the left. )
• Alternate strokes on each side to keep the board going straight.
• To turn the board, drag the paddle on the side you want to turn. Stepping back on the board and dragging the paddle on the side you want to turn makes turning easier

The added benefit is your outdoors having fun!