Story written by Ashley Bishop, Dailyflipz Health Reporter
FAIRBORN, Ohio-- Discover the thrill of stand-up paddle boarding with Wright State’s Campus Recreation.
“I did stand-up paddle boarding last year and it was a great experience,” said Shayne Gossel, a junior at WSU. “It really gives you a great full body workout and they let you have some fun with it. We did yoga and it was one of the most challenging things I have personally done. I would reconsider doing it again.”
According to WSU’s campus recreation website, stand-up paddle boarding is one of the fastest growing water sport in the world.
“The cost to do this is $15 and that includes us giving you the paddle board, paddle, life jacket and transportation,” states Gabby Morrow, manager of campus recreation. “They teach you basics such as the proper stance, paddling technique, turning, etc. You do have to sign up 24 hours in advance, this is an activity a lot of people like.”
Paddle boarding is not just for fun, it’s a way to get healthy too. Online source, Health Fitness Revolution, states that there are 10 ways paddle boarding benefits you. It improves your balance; it’s a full body workout and has low impact meaning it doesn’t stress your tendons or ligaments. It reduces your stress and allows to eventually connect with nature.
Health Fitness Revolution also states that paddle boarding increases strength and is also a cardio workout; it’s useful for rehabilitation injuries and improves endurance. Finally, it allows for better cardiovascular health, helps avoid heart attacks and strokes.
“March 28 from 5-7:30 is when this is happening this year,” Morrow said. “You can always improve balance and flexibility by doing our yoga SUP as well, it’s a different class. I really encourage people to try it out, I do it out on the water on my vacations with my family and it’s an awesome experience!”
This video explains to you the benefits of paddle boarding!
You can visit WSU's Campus Rec at their website!
Story edited by Health & Business Editor Taylor Whitney