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The Benefits of Stand Up Paddle Boarding

This is a guest post article written by te guys over at Stand Up Paddle Boards Magazine – Enjoy! Stand-up paddle boarding is a fast-growing water sport. It’s now one of the outdoor sporting activities with the most first-time participants. That can’t be surprising if you consider how easy stand-up paddle boarding is despite its numerous health and fitness benefits. This water sport is accessible to any enthusiast with any athletic inclination. Here are some top benefits of stand up paddle boarding: Healthy, full body workout. Stand up paddle boarding offers a challenging, great core workout. Paddling engages almost all your muscles either actively or as core stabilizer. As you try to balance, your stabilizing muscles are activated in a therapeutic way. Your whole midsection needs to work to keep you well-balanced and afloat. Your leg muscles must also work hard to stabilize your center of gravity. Your arms, shoulders and back get their work out as you propel the board in the water. Low impact exercise. Stand up paddling is a low impact exercise. It is gentle to muscles and joints. You have a very low risk of damaging your tendons and ligaments. The sport can be particularly useful to injured sportspeople undergoing rehabilitation. Better cardiovascular health. Paddle boarding offers you an excellent cardio workout. It is good for your heart health. It offers similar benefits as running and aerobics. Relaxation/ reduce stress/ peace of mind. Paddling can be very calming. The sensation of floating, the gentle sound of water lapping and the soothing “ocean” sound and help alleviate all heaviness. It soothes your mind and help you relax. If you love yoga, you can practice it as you paddle board for maximum peace of mind. Getting a good fill of vitamin D from the sun. Stand up paddle […]

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Surprise Your Grandfather with These Cool Gifts

Got the best grandpa ever? Get him the coolest and most awesome thing in the world! Whether this special person in your life is your own grandfather who’s a pro at the job until now that you’ve fully grown up, or your great dad who just got promoted to an awesome granddad, he surely deserves an extra-special gift. Remember all that he taught you, from the simplest of things to the greatest lessons in life, and how his voice is unmistakable once you hear it? The more reason to get him something to show how much he is appreciated! Whatever holiday, occasion, or festivity is about to take place, and no matter how old he’s reached or particular milestone he’s celebrating, it’s worth your efforts finding the perfect present to melt his heart. Go beyond the mug or t-shirt that boasts “World’s Best Grandpa” or “I Heart My Grandpa” because for sure he already knows. This time around, make him truly feel it and make him smile a genuine smile that will make them look years younger! How, you ask? By letting him experience life at its finest from a priceless gift given by their grandson or granddaughter, or thoughtfully by their very own son or daughter who’s now a dad or mom. What could be the best gift that will tell that you care, love your grandfather, and express just how much he means to you? He’ll be in for a big surprise with any of these unsurpassable gift ideas: 1. Dancing Water Speakers More fun, decorative, entertaining, and can be way better than many other standard speaker that come in boring plain solid colors with poor sound effects. Dancing water speakers are truly spectacular for their bright LED lights and the colorful world the incredible water show brings. […]