It’s the 3rd month of the year now and a lot of us are now prepping up for summer, especially those who are from tropical countries. And when we say summer, it could mean outdoors, beach and beach bodies. While some people can easily lose weight in no time, a lot of us immortals have a hard time shedding off a few pounds. Research shows that some of the happiest and fittest people are in the water! So, if going to the gym is not your thing, you now have more reasons to enjoy the water. Here are some of the water activities that may help you achieve your ideal body.
This is a spin-off of surfing that originated in Hawaii. Stand up paddle surfing/boarding lets the paddle boarder stands on their board and uses a paddle to move. While this is a water sport, this is a good whole body workout, too. It needs you to do a balancing act that uses pillar muscles of the hips, shoulders, and core. You shift the force from the water up through your entire body using your hip flexors, core, shoulders and triceps
Kayaking is a very beneficial water sport because putting the paddle in the water for moving across the water would involve every muscle in the upper body and some lower body muscles as well. This requires 1,500 repetitions of low impact upper body movements in one hour at 3 mph. And this means you are going to tone up almost every muscle in your upper body no matter what. Plus, this is very stress relieving and relaxing.
There is a lot of thrill and adrenaline rush to water skiing. This is because you are holding on to a piece of rope on the back of the boat that can travel up to 60 km/hr. This is a good way of using every muscle in your entire body. It helps improve good posture and your shoulders and arms become stronger a little bit because you're getting pulled by your arms. Your core strength is utilized.