Hilton Head Outfitters Island Adventure Blog

Category: Paddleboarding

Here at Hilton Head Outfitters we provide you with all the gear you need to do a range of outdoor activities here on Hilton Head Island. For those of you who are fitness fans or looking to drop a few pounds, we thought it would be fun to take a look at how many calories are burned per hour doing these various activities, so you can strategically select your adventure.

Here are some of the calories burned for our most popular outdoor Hilton Head Island activities:

  • Stand up Paddleboarding – 250
  • Surfing – 214
  • Kayaking – 357
  • Canoeing – 500
  • Riding a bike 12-14 mph – 571
  • Running 10 minute/mile – 714
  • Water Skiing – 446
  • Tennis (singles) – 571
  • Swimming laps – 500

Are you surprised at the calories burned for any of these? Are there any you thought would be higher or lower?

The next time you’re on Hilton Head Island give one of these activities a go and give yourself a pat on the back for not just the calories you’re burning, but because you’re being healthy while enjoying a beautiful destination.

For more information about Hilton Head bike rentals and beach rentals, visit www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com or call us at 866-650-4132.

Have you ever heard of SUP, otherwise known as stand up paddleboarding? This growing watersport involves balancing on a surfing-type board while using a paddle to navigate your way through a waterway.

As you can imagine, this activity uses a lot of muscles – just think of the core muscles required to keep you balanced on that board! Because it’s such a full-body sport there are many health benefits. Here are 6:

1)      It uses almost every muscle – SUP literally uses almost every muscle in your body at some point! Get ready to be sore the next day J. But if you want a true full-body workout, you found it! It’s also great for cross training.

2)      Vary your workout intensity – Depending on the type of waters you choose to navigate, you can increase or decrease the difficulty of your workout. Choose to venture into the ocean surf, as we do here at Hilton Head Outfitters, for a more intense calorie burner, or choose a calmer area, such as a creek or inlet to keep it from being so challenging.

3)      Low impact – If pounding the pavement while running is too hard on your shins or hips, SUP can be a great low-impact alternative. When paddleboarding, you are much less likely to injure joints or muscles.

4)      It’s peaceful – SUP offers mental benefits, as well. Paddling your way through the water takes focus, which relieves your mind of all those stress-inducing thoughts. Plus, you’re making your way through a natural environment like Hilton Head, full of beauty at every turn from birds to fish to live oak trees.

5)      It’s a calorie burner – Because you have to use your whole body, SUP is a serious calorie burner. It’s a great activity to take up if you’re trying to lose weight. You may not even notice you’re working out with the natural beauty all around you!

6)      It improves balance – You must learn to stay balanced on the paddleboard lest you find yourself in the water! Many athletes would benefit from a greater sense of a balance and SUP can be a fun and fit way to improve in that area.

What looks fun about stand up paddleboarding to you? Would you be willing to try it?

To rent a stand up paddleboard, visit www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com or give us a call at 866-650-4132 and we’ll get you on your way to SUPing Hilton Head!

Hilton Head sport rentalsVacationing on Hilton Head Island with your sweetheart or just want to spend some one-on-one time with Mom or Dad? We’ve got lots of fun outdoor activities built for two! From kayaking to biking to fishing here are our top suggestions for twosome-time:

1)      Kayaking – We offer plenty of kayak rentals that seat two people and we just got in some new ones this year with special spots to securely hold your fishing rod. Head out on our 11-mile inland lagoon for some quiet time alone — just the two of you and nature. Be on the lookout for birds and fish and notice the beautiful oak trees, palms and flowers in bloom.

2)      Biking – Rent one of our tandem bikes and enjoy a day on the island pedaling together. Add one of our baskets to bring along your beach gear or a picnic lunch and stop at the perfect spot with a beautiful view. You’ll get plenty of time as a pair and you get some great exercise to boot.

3)      Canoeing – Our canoe rentals can also hold two – or more. There’s plenty of room in the canoe to pack all your gear for the day, perhaps a cooler and some Clif bar snacks from our store. Paddle the ocean waves and or enjoy a more leisurely paddle around our lagoon and see Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort as you’ve never seen it before.

4)      Fishing – Fishing together sets up the perfect time for conversation. While you’re waiting for our 50+ pound redfish Elvis to bite, spend some quality time together outside of your busy daily lives. Book one of our Hilton Head fishing charters, and be proud when you work together to reel in the big one.

5)      Paddleboarding – If you and your companion love a challenge or are a little more athletically inclined, we highly recommend trying stand up paddleboarding, or SUP. It’s a new activity you can learn together and it provides the same escape into nature as kayaking and canoeing. Paddle out into the waves of the Atlantic and get some great exercise doing this activity that works the entire body.

What are your favorite activities to do as a twosome?

For more information about Hilton Head bike rentals, kayak rentals, paddleboards and Hilton Head fishing charters, visit www.hiltonheadoutfitters.com or call 866-650-4132.

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