When the summer comes, we would love to spend most of our time outdoors. And one way to enjoy the warmth is by doing a water sport. You may think that water sports are all expensive and need a considerable amount of time before you can master one. Moreover, you may also believe that water sports are extreme and prone to injuries.
Although some of the water sports will put you into danger, like rafting, cave diving, and surfing, there are others which are quite easy to master. Here are three of them.
Stand-Up Paddle Boarding
You can paddle board on both still and moving water. Stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) is preferable to kayaking because it can withstand rough currents. We all know that professional kayakers do paddle on all types of water, and you may have thought that if someone can do that, you too. But we are talking about something easy here, aren’t we?
Another advantage of paddle boarding is its health benefit. This sport is a low-impact sport, meaning that your body will not experience a rough impact force. Nevertheless, because you need to work your legs, core, and upper torso muscles coordinately to balance the SUP and move forward, you will still get the cardiovascular benefits.
If you are interested in paddle boarding, you need to but the right board first. There are many models out there, ranging from beginner to advance level. If you see ones that cost you around $1000 and more, they are most likely to be designed for long-distance touring. You do not want to end up buying an item you can use.
The mechanic of this sport is similar to paddle boarding, but instead of using paddles/oars, pedal boarding utilizes a gliding propeller connected to two pedals. You squeeze them in a stepping motion, and the board will move forward. It will feel like using one of those static bikes in the gym.
This sport focuses more on the strength of your feet and legs. It will be the best alternative for you if you want to tone your lower muscles without having to be trapped with the same view over and over again (like in the gym). Besides, nothing can beat breathing in the fresh outdoor air. Not only does the activity benefit your body, but also your mind.
Canoeing will suit you if you want to bring along some items in your trip because the boat has some space in it for storage purpose. However, it can lose balance easily if the current is too strong. Therefore, canoe boats are best to explore still water on a lake or the calm parts of the sea.
In terms of health benefits, canoeing requires you to use the muscles of your upper body only. You also do not need to force yourself to make the canoe move, which makes it perfect if you want to go outside and get chill in open water. Moreover, if you love to fish or do some aquatic observation, canoe boats will be your best friend.…