With all of the UK and much of Europe in lockdown to wait out flattening the curve of COVID-19, kids and parents are highly likely to be crawling the walls to get outside.
So, in this post I am going to share some reasons why Stand Up Paddle Boarding is a great alternative way to get yourself and your family off the sofa, away from screen time and outside for some healthy exercise and fresh air in line with social distancing recommendations.
A little paddle session on the water with your family can guarantee:
1. A GOOD WORKOUT
An adventurous hour of paddleboarding (think about touring long distances) burns up lots of calories and it’s a brilliant way to keep that blood flowing. For beginners if you feel your feet hurt more don’t worry that’s normal until you have adjusted to your paddle board when you will feel less tense. If you want a more extreme workout on a paddleboard take your dog!
2. AN AMUSING ACTIVITY TO SPEND YOUR HOURS
Our daily routine has changed so much and it will return very slowly. Paddleboarding can be a great distraction from all the negativity and strange feelings you may have, so getting out and spending time with the family playing games on the water paddle boarding would be a great way to help create #lockdownmemories. Be it a 20min short breather, or a day trip with your lunch and plenty of fluids, always make sure you have the right equipment and gear and tell someone where you are going and when you expect to be back.
- A POSITIVE BOOST FOR YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
In order to stay safe and healthy during this pandemic, is also important to have a good immune system. Doing a sporty workout in fresh air will give your immune system a nice boost! It also keeps you away from the snacks cupboard which I’ve been failing to do!
- FAMILY TIME ON THE WATER
Paddleboarding is a lovely activity to do on your own, but it can be even more enjoyable doing it with your family. Get on your boards with your family and experience a new world of fun. Laughing, enjoying nature and discovering new places from the canals and lakes around you, whilst keeping yourself and everyone around you happy… Do you need anything more?
- A HEALTHY SIGHTSEE INTO THE BEAUTIFUL WORLD
Every time I go paddleboarding I find it’s an amazing way to experience nature in a whole new light! This is because even on the canal you can see all the wildlife and wildfowl which you may never see from the footpath.
You can reach us on our Facebook page, website or even phone us on 01454 261058 if you have any questions about getting started in Paddle Boarding. We can also offer a Whatsapp Video call shopping slot to you if required.