HEALTH & WELLBEING
As surfing and ocean activities become more main stream, we are starting to witness a greater scientific approach to discovering the physical and mental benefits to being in the ocean. In the hopes it will help, we have collected a list of Physical and Mental ailments for which surfing has been directly prescribed by fantastic Doctors and NGO’s around the world. We have included a small blurb about the article and links to the full site and/or articles.
Everyone’s lives are packed and busy these days. Everyone seems to be juggling 10 things at once, and always on the go, leading to being exhausted and drained. Like your fuel tank the quality of what you put in leads to what will come out, and keeping certain things in mind can help keep you on top of your game and feeling great with lots of energy.
The phrase ‘only a surfer knows the feeling’, could hold true in your yoga practice as well. The feeling of sitting out the back, spending hours in the ocean, the bliss that comes from being fully absorbed in nature without a worry in the world. Yoga seeks to cultivate this feeling everyday, on land.
Maybe It’s because of my strong memories of sharing a pot of hot chocolate with my siblings after spending the day outside playing in the snow, but for me there is nothing more comforting than sipping on a hot chocolate on a rainy afternoon.
Surfing is a high energy sport, and like your car you run well when you’ve got good pre surf fuel in your body. Since you’re going to be spending a lot of time on your belly, you want to fuel up with something….
After you get in from a surf, there’s a 30-60 minute window where what you eat will have the most benefits in your muscles’ recovery. Post surf you’re probably going to be pretty hungry. For muscle recovery protein is a must, as well as carbs to replenish your stores.
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