Is SUP Stand UP Paddleboarding a good workout?

Stand-up paddleboarding has become increasingly popular in recent years. While standing on a paddleboard, people drive themselves forward with a paddle. All it takes is standing in the middle of a board with your feet shoulder-width apart and propelling yourself through the water with a long paddle.


Yes, stand up paddleboarding is a great way to get a good exercise. Few hobbies offer such a diverse spectrum of exercises, from upper body strength to leg work and core strength. At the same time, it’s a low-intensity and enjoyable activity. Here are some reasons why you should skip the gym and head to the nearby lake or, better yet, travel the to Colombia.

Paddle boarding burns a lot of calories.

What you receive out of stand up paddleboarding is directly proportional to the amount of effort you put in; the more you do it, the more calories you’ll burn. Even a casual pootle may burn up to 450 calories in one hour. That’s nearly double the amount of calories you’d burn on a moderately paced walk in the same amount of time. Upgrade your Paddleboard session to a yoga exercise and you’ll burn 580 calories in an hour, while an hour of SUP touring which is paddling for a distance without stopping at a moderate speed would burn 728 calories, which is the same as SUP surfing.

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