This is one of my top 5 favourite sports. Surfing is both – an adrenalin pumping sport and a way to relax. I find so many benefits in surfing that I hope I can do it until the last day of my life.
You can get a lot of physical exercise from surfing that will ultimately lead to weight loss and a toned body. Surfing strengthens the core and legs. It’s called “ocean therapy” because you develop your body through the constantly changing movement and height of the waves. Surfers must do a variety of cardiovascular exercises like paddling, swimming and running to the water. Regular surfing can improve the amount of blood being pumped in and out of the heart and how the body uses its oxygen. Over time, it could help people tolerate expanded physical activities and keep up their strength while they’re doing them. The health benefits of surfing don’t only apply to your physical health. There are also the mental benefits. As peaceful as a surfer can make it look, the activity is all about maintaining balance and anticipating where the next wave will take place. When the conditions of the ocean change, a surfer has to adapt quickly to stay on the board. So, surfing is also a mental exercise that can teach a person how to deal with different and changing scenarios.
- Core strength
- Muscle tone