A lot of us aren’t exactly as fit as we should be, but sports can feel intimidating if you weren’t raised playing them. It can be hard to cross that threshold, especially when everyone else already seems so adept.
Luckily, breaking into a new sport actually isn’t that hard, especially if you find one that you genuinely enjoy. To give you some inspiration, we’ll take you through six sports that are accessible, easy to pick up, and downright enjoyable.
As a relatively low-energy sport, golf is the perfect option if you want to be more active but don’t want to dive right into an competitive game. It also doesn’t require too much equipment when starting out (golf clubs, golf headcovers, and an appropriate bag). Build a collection over time, but you only need the essentials to get involved.
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If you’re looking for something with a little more speed, badminton is a great sport to try. It’s fast-paced but surprisingly easy to pick up with fairly simple rules. If you’re not that bothered about competitive play, simply keeping a rally going with a friend can be a great way to improve your cardiovascular healthand stay active.
There isn’t an easier sport to get into than running. You don’t need to purchase any equipment (apart from the appropriate footwear) and you can start anywhere. Whether you want to run on a treadmill or simply on one of your local routes is up to you, but it’s a fantastic way to stay fit either way.
Once you’ve learned how to ride a bike you never forget, so why waste the skill? Cycling is a highly enjoyable way to exercise and, if you start swapping car rides for bike rides, you’ll also be doing your part for the planet. It’s a completely stress-free sport appropriate for all ages, so why not give it a try?
Not all sports have to be high-octane and adrenaline-fueled. Bowling is a slower sport compared to the others on this list, but it’s just as much fun! It also takes no time to understand the rules and get involved. You may even find yourself wanting to compete in local tournaments, which is a great way to connect with new people.
Last on our list, we have the classic table tennis. Tons of fun and easy to pick up, this sport is enjoyable regardless of whether you play exclusively for fun or take it a little more seriously. If you can’t believe that table tennis could ever be a serious sport, take a look at it in the Olympics. It’s highly accessible while remaining potentially challenging – the perfect combination for a new sport.
Not only is exercising important for both your emotional and physical well-being, it’s also a great way to meet new people and form new connections. Sporting events bring people together, so reach out and join in.