- After years of economic struggle, Titusville sees resurgence August 26, 2016Since the manned space program and most of the jobs that went with it were shut down, Titusville has struggled. But things seem to be looking up for the historic town. Titusville struggled after aerospace jobs left the community Blue Origin, OneWeb, Lockheed have recently come to area Smaller businesses are benefiting as people have […]
- Sea turtle volunteers help hatchlings make it back to sea August 26, 2016It appears the latest storm system will spare the Space Coast, but it became a practice run Friday for people dedicated to helping baby sea turtles. Volunteers practiced looking for 'wash-back' sea turtles Baby sea turtles can get caught in sargassum on shore Volunteers need special permit to handle hatchlings Many of the 140 Sea […]
- Police: Driver plows through Titusville park, damages monuments August 26, 2016Part of a popular downtown Titusville park honoring the space program was damaged after a driver plowed through it Thursday night, according to police. Monuments damaged at Space View Park Police: Daryl Mitchell drove through the park with his truck Mitchell faces charges of reckless driving and cocaine possession Investigators say Daryl Mitchell, 54, drove […]
- Early voting ends this weekend: Here are times, locations August 26, 2016Early voting for Florida's primary election ends this weekend, and because we might have some nasty weather coming our way early next week, you might want to cast your vote before then. In any election in which there's a state or federal race, Florida requires an early-voting period. The equipment used is the same, but […]
Stand up paddle boarding (SUP) is gaining popularity and has health benefits
You might have seen the paparazzi shot of a well-trimmed celebrity standing up on what looks like a surfboard and paddling in some beautiful, exotic location. But you dont have to be famous or on vacation to enjoy and experience the health benefits of this new fitness trend.
Its called stand up paddle boarding and is gaining popularity along the Space Coast. If you love the water and a challenge, youll be hooked from the beginning. The sport requires balance so it works your core muscles and burns calories- and is sometimes referred to as yoga on water. The gear can be expensive, but there are places that you can rent equipment for as little as $30 an hour. The cost of a board ranges from $700 to $2,000.
If youre not ready to brave the ocean, try the calmer waters of a river or lake. Of course this always provides the opportunity to view wildlife like birds, dolphins and manatees. People of all ages can enjoy the sport and its easier to master than traditional surfing.
Beginners should start out in calmer waters, free of obstacles like buoys. Try kneeling first, just behind the center of the board. Get your balance, keep your hands on either side of the board to stabilize it, and then stand up one foot at a time- placing your feet where your knees were. You can expect to fall at least once, so dont get frustrated.
@TheRealPatrickD: working tonight in #SpaceCoastStadium for a #BrevardCountyManatees game. the only upside is #Alicia is here!!!! #beautiful
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