3 Health Benefits of Paddleboarding

Hey Girl Paddler, are you wanting to improving your health this year? Turns out, spending time on the water could help you reach your goals! Paddleboarding offers several health benefits, making it a popular activity amongst women. Here are 3 health benefits of paddleboarding that you’ll want to know.

Cardiovascular Fitness

Paddleboarding is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that engages various muscle groups including core, arms, and legs, as you paddle through the water. Increasing your heart rate and promoting better blood circulation will help improve your cardiovascular health. Staying active also helps prevent heart disease along with other conditions that may put a strain on the heart such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes.

Improved Balance and Core Strength

Maintaining balance on a paddleboard requires constant engagement of your core muscles. As you stand or kneel on the board to paddle, your body works to stabilize itself on the water’s surface. This helps strengthen your core muscles, improving overall balance and stability. Your core is the powerhouse of all of your movements, so building abdominal strength can help you in every aspect of your daily life.

Low-Impact Exercise

Paddleboarding is a low-impact exercise, making it gentle on the joints. Unlike high-impact activities, such as running or hiking, paddleboarding provides a full-body workout without putting excessive stress on the joints. This makes it an accessible and enjoyable activity for women of various fitness levels and ages. While high-intensity workouts are very popular lately, you can still get great benefits (with less risk of injury) with a low-impact exercise like paddleboarding.

Now it’s time to start planning your next outing and reach those health goals! Remember to always prioritize safety by wearing appropriate personal flotation devices (PFD) while enjoying time on the water. If you’re new to paddleboarding, check out our beginner tips here.


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