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Stand Up Paddle Boarding: A Healthy Activity for All Ages in Cancun

Stand Up Paddle Boarding: A Healthy Activity for All Ages in Cancun

More and more people these days are grabbing a board and paddle and heading out on the open waters for an exhilarating session of SUP (stand up paddle boarding). The relatively new sport, which has been gaining popularity in recent years, is far more than just a fun water activity, it is an entertaining way to improve cardiovascular health, relieve stress, build muscle tone, and lose weight.

Benefits of Stand Up Paddle Boarding in Cancun

The low impact sport, which utilizes an ore like paddle to push paddleboarders across the surface of the water, is a great way to improve your cardiovascular health. The constant rhythm and force needed to propel oneself across the water is known to improve heart functions and help keep debilitating heart diseases at bay. Similar to running and aerobic activity, SUP works with your breathing to get your heart rate up and keep you in great physical shape.

Another considerable benefit of SUP in Cancun is its ability to help you relieve stress. For many, long days at the office and chaotic evenings at home can take a toll on your mental health. In stand up paddleboarding, the combination of physical activity, natural surroundings and entertaining social experiences help relieve unwanted stress. With each push of the paddle, paddleboarders can literally feel the tension of a hectic lifestyle fading away; especially if you are paddleboarding within stunning surroundings such as Cancun!

For some, SUP is a great way to get in a good workout and build muscle tone without having to hit the gym. Paddleboarders can achieve the same benefits of weightlifting and cardio, all while enjoying the great outdoors. Stand up paddleboarding not only works all of your core muscle groups, but it tones each along the way, leaving you fit and healthy. It is also an excellent way to burn fat and sculpt your body. With simple adjustments, such as changing tempo, technique and direction, you can burn calories and get in a more or less strenuous workout. This sport is the perfect way to shed those extra pounds and start feeling healthier while on vacation at Villa del Palmar Cancun.

At Villa Del Palmar Cancun, guests can borrow a paddleboard and head out on the pristine waters of the Caribbean for a self guided tour of the tranquil waters around the resort or they can participate in SUP Yoga, one of the newest activities to be offered.  Villa Del Palmar Cancun’s certified “yoga guru”, Ana Bolio, is leading classes every Sunday for guests who would like to get in a full body workout while enjoying the very best of Cancun’s landscapes.

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