It’s Go Paddling Week (our week!) between 25th May and 2nd June, and we want everyone to get involved! But, why!?
Well, time is precious to all of us and spending it well makes a big difference to our lives. We believe time on the water can have huge benefits in a variety of ways. Here are just a few ideas for how you can get involved in the week:
Take time for your mind
Whether it’s soaking in the peace on flatwater or being fully focused on whitewater, paddling gives our minds a chance to reset and relax.
Mindfulness may be a buzz word at the moment but it’s a useful tool for both relaxation and competition. Check out our blog on why paddling is good for your mental health here.
Take time with loved ones
Our lives are increasingly busy and sometimes we don’t make space for the people who mean the most to us. This Go Paddling Week make sure you Take Time to be with friends and family on the water. If you’re stuck for places to paddle, there’s loads of resources on our website to find new paddle trails and more!
Take time to get healthy
Paddling isn’t just great for our minds it’s brilliant for bodies too. A low impact activity which gives great cardio fitness and strengthens the core – what’s not to love?!
If you fancy trying something a little bit different with your paddling fitness this Go Paddling Week take a look at our new SUP Yoga How To videos.
Take time to learn new skills
Want to brush up on your skills or learn something new? Go Paddling Week is the perfect time to do it!
From the Start and Discover Awards, for those new to the sport, to the Explore and Personal Performance Awards for those looking to advance further, there is something for paddlers of all levels.
Take time for a challenge
At times we all need to challenge ourselves. Whether it’s to go further, faster or simply achieve something new. Our Challenge Routes are a great way to do this.
We’ve chosen some great routes for you to take on and gathered all the info you need to help you plan. All you need to do is paddle hard to get yourself onto the leaderboard!
The most important thing about Go Paddling Week is that you have fun and share that fun with us! Visit the Go Paddling Week website now to find out more about the week.
During the week you will be able to register that you have taken part, to be in with a chance of winning some great prizes!