There is more and more evidence proving that Stand-Up Paddling, can improve overall mental health and well-being and have a positive impact on depression, anxiety and PTSD. Water therapy is on the rise across the globe and the UK is leading the charge, recently prescribing SUP lessons to patients with mental health disorders
In a time when our bodies are often stuck in fight-flight mode with our minds working overtime, it is more important than ever to have a plan in place to help with mental health.
Most of us need help reducing our stress levels at the best of times but right now with everything going on in the world we might need a little extra help to stay calm and positive.
Paddle boarding provides a low impact, repetitive motion while deep breathing in nature.
The combination of this repetitive motion combined with breathing in fresh air while out on the water can very quickly get you into a zen state. The effects are amazing.
Doing this repetitive motion for a very short period of time will calm the body and decrease your levels of cortisol, the main stress hormone.
As you continue paddle boarding your body releases good chemicals that help your muscles and organs relax and increase blood flow to the brain.
The overall effect will have you amazed at how good you feel.