According to exercise buffs, a person gets a full body workout through paddle boarding with an average male person burning up to a thousand calories per hour while women can burn up to 700 calories within the same time period. This is fifty percent more than using a treadmill.
Stand up paddling can also develop muscles on the core areas (hips, trunk and buttocks). These areas usually generate power and strength to the body.
Paddle boarding enthusiasts assured everyone that learning the sport is not as complicated as learning surfing. Plus, the sense of balance is strengthened which is usually overlooked in some gym exercises.
Photos: Michael Gauthier, The Scuba Diving Directory