Water sports are increasingly becoming popular. One reason for the popularity has been attributed to more awareness being done on the benefits that one gets when they indulge in the sport. The Olympic Games have been on the forefront for championing the uptake of water sports. The second reason, though remote, is the creation of artificial water bodies in places that are more easily accessible than the traditional lakes and rivers. Water sports enumerated below are some of the best. Keep reading to know more.
You can do kayaking in several water bodies. You can do it on lakes, rivers and oceans. It is fun doing kayaking and is a sport that is highly recommended for anybody. The most common and exciting kayaking that you should try is whitewater kayaking. Whitewater kayaking is normally done in rivers.
Since water in rivers run at high speed, you can imagine the type of adrenaline rushing through your body as you negotiate sharp corners. It only makes you alert, but also gives you a chance to exercise. Very ideal for cardio and strength conditioning. The upper body benefits because you are rowing at a high rate.
It is also called standup paddling. Paddleboard is not very popular but remains a good water sport. You have the opportunity of choosing and controlling the intensity of the sport. The paddle can either be relaxing and straightforward or intense and exciting.
In fact, standup paddling has been likened to surfing. The only difference is that while there are times during kayaking that you can stand, in paddling, you stand throughout. It is advisable that you hire an instructor who will help you sharpen your skills.
This remains the sport that a lot of people enjoy. Kids, as well as adults, can do it. It can also be done as a family sport. For you to effectively surf, you need the following: coordination and balancing. When these two are combined well, nearly all the muscles in your body will be worked out. The only disadvantage of water surfing is that an ocean is needed. The ocean should also have waves.
Involve being pulled by a boat or a tow in the water. Water skiing needs a surface of the water that is smooth, skis (either one or two), a rope and a device that will help in flotation. The sport needs both the lower and upper strength of the body, good balancing skills and more critical endurance of the muscles.
Quite similar to surfing only that a sail is affixed on the surfboard. It is ideal when the wind is strong, and there are many waves. The moment you try to balance the sail, the muscles are affected.
Regardless of the water sport that you are engaged in, they are always full of fun. Be it kayaking, paddleboard or surfboard, you are guaranteed of exercises of various parts of your body from the shoulders to the heart. The injury rate in water sports is quite low as long as you do not drown.