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Jay DiMartino

Spring into Spring

By February 6, 2013

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Spending this spring "surfing" the Internet will give nothing but flabby arms and big old love handles, but surfing waves offers so much more. Surfing is so fun that many people overlook its great health benefits, but you'd be hard pressed to find a better (and more enjoyable) cross-training exercise for athletes of all ability levels. Surfing is essentially a blend of swimming, balance training, and jumping rope (with a splash of riding a roller coaster). Surfing offers many health benefits. I think you'll be surprised.

  • Paddling increases aerobic and cardio fitness.
  • Lastly, surfing brings together the mind and body and nature. Saltwater cleans the sinuses; sunshine helps the body create vitamin D, and riding a wave makes you feel gooooood. Surfing is without a doubt a healthy

  • Paddling also builds strength and muscle in the upper back and arms.
  • Springing to your feet and holding your line on the board strengthens the legs (thighs and calves) and lower back.
  • Turning and twisting your surfboard to catch waves stretches and strengthens the back.
  • Catching and riding a wave greatly improves balance and gross motor skills and builds long lean muscle that helps resist future injury.
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    June 27, 2013 at 1:22 am
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    bookmarked!!, I really like уour site!

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