Benefits of Paddling

 Image from: http://www.midatlantickayakfestival.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-kayaking/

Image from: http://www.midatlantickayakfestival.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-kayaking/

We are in the middle of our Adventure Ready series on paddling where we incorporate new skills into our pack workouts each week. 

Paddling can include a variety of different things including canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding. This sport offers many benefits including: reduced risk of wear and tear on joints, increased torso and leg strength, improved cardiovascular fitness and more. 

Paddling not only improves your physical health but it is also proven to have many mental health benefits as well. The exercise gives you endorphins and reduces stress, plus being outside gives your body an extra boost of Vitamin D.

Information from: 

1. https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/canoeing-and-kayaking-health-benefits

2. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/01/kayaking-health-living-well_n_5626998.html