Did you know that surfing is good for your mind, body, and—if you believe in one—soul? This ancient Polynesian activity has become a popular contemporary sport not only because it’s a fun thing to do at the beach, but also because it has a ton of benefits for your entire body. From improving brain power, muscle tone, and heart health, to helping you lose weight, improve balance, and sleep better at night. Surfing is jam-packed with health perks. What’s more, it can actually provide an additional boost to your immune system, allowing you to fight off pesky colds and flus—not a bad bonus for this day and age.
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7 Benefits of Surfing
Surfing requires just as much brainpower as it does physical strength and agility. As you learn the sport, you’ll notice almost immediately that paying attention, remaining observant, and responding quickly to changing circumstances all play a part in riding the waves with ease. What’s more, when you surf, adrenaline, serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine are all released—all important chemicals that contribute to whole-body health.
2. Muscle Strength & Tone
Swimming alone is a great way to build muscle mass, but mounting a board and riding the waves, in addition to swimming with your board, is even more effective. By surfing, you’ll be getting a full-body workout, and ultimately sculpting those muscles and gaining strength in the process.
3. Lose Weight
Surfing isn’t just an activity; it’s a sport. When you combine surfing with healthy eating and other activities like yoga and meditation, you will be improving your overall health. One of the greatest benefits of surfing is that you can slowly lose weight if you’d like to.
4. Improve Sleep
Engaging in a healthy lifestyle—which is what surfing is all about—is the easiest way to improve your sleep patterns. When you spend the day out in the water swimming and riding the waves, you’re greatly increasing the chances of getting a good night’s rest.
5. Heart Health
Surfing is as much of a cardio workout as it is an anaerobic exercise. This means that it’s extremely good for your heart, as it works extra hard to pump blood around your body. The more time you spend out in the water, the higher your chances are of reducing heart problems.
6. Balance & Agility
To be a good surfer, you’ve got to train your mind and body to work together, which leads to developing better balance and higher degrees of flexibility.
7. Immune System
Last but not least, surfing — due to all the benefits above — can be the perfect activity to boost your immune system, protecting you from bacteria and viruses that would otherwise make you sick.
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