Sports enthusiasts and medical professionals will all agree that there are plenty of health benefits of canoeing, kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Like most sports, paddling a kayak, canoe or stand-up paddle boarding can help to improve your physical, mental, and emotional well-being. If you’re wondering what exactly the health benefits are, here are a few of them.

Aside from fun, these are probably some of the more important reasons why you could get started and make it a key part of your regular routine.