Let’s go surfing
Why going on a (Surf)Holiday and learn how to surf?
Besides it’s a really fun thing to do, it’s healthy. The health benefits of surfing are numerous. Surfing is a great cardiovascular exercise, using mostly upper body muscles to do the paddling work, and leg muscles to guide the board once you’re up and riding. Since surfing involves more time paddling, it provides an intense upper body and core workout.
The ocean is a source of revitalizing energy. Surfers thrive on riding the energy of the ocean — waves of pure energy that have travelled to reach them. People who surf regularly can surf well into their 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and even beyond. In fact, you may notice that older surfers don’t tend to look their age.
The health benefits of surfing don’t only apply to your physical health. There are also the mental benefits. Surf stoke reduces stress, and often gives surfers a more laid back attitude about life which is actually beneficial to their psyche. The high stress of today’s world is detrimental to our mental health. Physical exercise, especially something as fun as surfing, helps to offset the negative effects of stress. Think about it: surfers are always playing in the ocean! It helps you stay young.
While watching this video, you’re allowed to hum along. 😉