Everyone knows the importance of exercise. Lack of it leads to increased risk of heart disease and higher chance of physical defects, and poorer mental health as studies have shown the positive impact exercise has on improving mental health. It can be difficult to get ourselves motivated, as we all go through bursts of motivation only to then fall back into bad habits and our normal routines. Therefore, variety can be useful to try and do something different and unconventional, as many including myself tend to find particular forms of exercise such as running, quite boring after a while. Whereas something outside of our normal lives in quite a big way can be enticing and more enjoyable, making us more likely to exercise and keep at it.
Paddle boards in this sense are a great option, as water sports in general tend to come, they are becoming more and more popular amongst the UK population as a way to get out on the water. Simply grab your paddle boards and go, and with a wide choice out there from outlets such as Aquaplanet who offer paddle boards for all skill levels, whether you are a complete novice or a self proclaimed professional, there’s no excuse not to give it a go! There are many different things to do on your paddle boards, this blog will look into 3 different choices available to you, so keep on reading to find out more!
- Get out there and explore
The beauty paddle boards offer is a chance to get out on the water and explore new areas you would not often see in day-to-day lives. With all the areas of natural beauty across the UK, many outlets offer tours for those new to paddle boarding and a chance to get out there with an expert and in amongst a larger group, where you can get the chance to meet other paddle boarders out there! Whether you are lucky to have any on your doorstep, or spend the weekend away travelling with your paddle boards, exploring new areas you do not often see is a great way to spend some time away from your normal routine and get out of your comfort zone.
- Paddle board races!
Whether you are a beginner or a pro (although if you are a beginner I suggest not to race a pro!)Once you get the hang of paddle boards, a great activity to do can be races. Finding your feet can be difficult at first, and is probably best to get the odd lesson or two before getting out there yourself, paddle boards in large groups are especially fun and can lead to all sorts of shenanigans. Something as simple as racing amongst friends or fellow paddle boarders can be a great activity to do.
- Courses and challenges
Once you have mastered the basics of paddle boards, you may want to push yourself and see just how good you really are. Some ways this can be done is looking into any courses you can navigate, whether this be a water slalom or even testing yourself in more wavy waters can be a great activity to do when you are more comfortable in the water.
Welcome to Motivational’s. This is Elliot Grant, fitness fanatic, and your go to advisor and blog post writer, putting your fitness first.