Recreational Sports: A Good Fit for You?
If you’re like some people, you may find it boring to work out in a gym. Treadmill workouts, aerobics classes, or weight lifting may feel like a chore. You may find it hard to motivate yourself to do these kinds of workouts.
Recreational sports may be a good alternative. For many people, recreational sports feel more like play than work. They can provide challenge, excitement, and a social outlet. And they offer an ever-changing workout. Engaging in a recreational sport can provide you with a fun, exciting way to get fit. Basketball, soccer, fencing, and mountain biking are just a few examples. But before you choose a sport to try, consider these tips:
Consider your current fitness level. If you are new to exercise or haven’t exercised in a long time, start slowly. Playing catch, hiking on flat trails, or biking or skating short distances might be good activities to start with.
Pick a sport you’ll enjoy. If you’ve never engaged in recreational sports before, it may be hard to know which one to try. But you may not know whether you like a sport until you try it. If a sport appeals to you, look for a class or beginner’s league and give it a try.
Learning something brand new might motivate and excite you. Or, you might find that the time, energy, and skill called for makes you feel impatient or frustrated. If you don’t find a good fit at first, don’t give up. There are lots of different sports you can try. One is sure to be a match.