Health benefits of surfing for body and mind
You might think any exercise can help you get a better night’s sleep due to the complex links between exercise and sleep. In fact, the wrong kind of exercise at the wrong time can actually prevent you from sleeping because it is not as simple as being tired after a workout will make sleep easier. But the good news is that regular cardio workouts as surfing do contribute to better sleep patterns as daily exercise can be beneficial for sleep. Another great thing about surfing is it doesn’t feel like exercise so you can get all the benefits by just doing something you enjoy.
The cross-training effect of surfing can help enhance your muscle strength in your upper body and legs, as well as your core. In fact it is a full body workout via touching our trapezius, rectus abdominis, latissimus dorsi, obliques, triceps, biceps, deltoids and a lot other muscle groups.
Officially considered as a ‘vigorous’ exercise by health experts, surfing is a great way to burn roughly the same amount of calories as football, tennis, rock climbing or an intense session in the gym. Moreover, it is low impact which is so much better for your knees and hip joints than exercises like running or football.
Outdoors In Natural Environment
Do you remember how it feels like when you were a child with the wind running through your hair when you flew high on the swings, running through puddles, and rolling in fallen leaves in the park with your family. Surfing allow you to breath in fresh clean air, fighting stress, reducing low mood and fatigue.
Vitamin D Dose
The vitamin D taking from the sun is essential for strong bones, since it helps regulate the calcium and phosphorus in the blood. Being insufficient of Vitamin D can lead to low energy, low mood and fatigue. Hence, staying out in the fresh air and the natural sunlight increase your circadian rhythm and releases happy hormones.