What New Sport Can I Try?

Is it ok not to be interested in sports?

First of all, yes it’s ok, and secondly nobody has to be interested in any sport, ever.

But we should always be aiming to stay physically fit, and hopefully you can find a few physical activities that you can also enjoy.

For example dancing is a fun and stimulating physical activity that has nothing to do with sports.

Let’s talk about some new sports or activities that you can try.

What New Sport Can I Try?

Sports You Could Try This Year

  • Badminton.
  • Kayaking.
  • Frisbee Golf.
  • Rock Climbing.
  • Curling.
  • Lawn Bowling.
  • Golf.
  • Surfing.

What is an Easy Sport to Learn?

Running is probably the most accessible and easiest sport to play. All you really need is a good pair of running shoes and you’re ready to go.

If you wish to approach it as a training or weight-loss challenge, running can be all about setting goals for yourself and working to achieve those goals.

How Do I Choose a Sport?

  • Consider your interests.
  • Consider your personality.
  • Consider personal time constraints and lifestyle.
  • Ask your friends or partner.
  • Consider your health.
  • Try out various sports.
  • Consider your physical attributes.
  • Consider your temperament.

What are Some Non-Sports Activities to Stay Fit?

  • Skateboarding.
  • Rollerblading.
  • Swimming.
  • Horseback riding.
  • Take dance classes.
  • Cycling.
  • Cheerleading.
  • Hiking.

What Sport is Right for a Kid?

Consider your child’s activity level. If you have a high-energy child, consider a fast-paced sport such as soccer, hockey, or basketball.

If they are less interested in contact sports, your child might like individual sports such as golf, tennis or swimming.

What are The Most Watched Sporting Events in the World?

  • Super Bowl – 112.3 Million Viewers.
  • World Series – 14.3 Million Viewers.
  • NCAA Final Four (College Basketball) – 18.1 Million Viewers.
  • NBA Finals – 16.9 Million Viewers.
  • The Masters (Golf) – 13.16 Million Viewers.
  • World Cup of Rugby- 12.8 Million Viewers.
  • Wimbledon (Tennis) – 7.5 Million Viewers. (source: www.roadtrips.com)

What is the Most Popular Sport in the World?

Soccer/ Football

The sport has about 3.5 billion fans worldwide and 250 million players across 200 countries around the world play soccer.

The next most popular sports in the world are cricket with 2.5 billion fans, basketball (2.2 billion fans), and field hockey (2 billion). (source: worldpopulationreview.com)

What Can Sports Do For My Mental Health?

A study done by the Journal of Adolescent Health revealed that people who play team sports have less stress and better mental health.

The study found that playing sports results in setting and achieving group goals, and develops a sense of connection. It gives participants a chance to learn adaptive coping strategies, which are beneficial for long-term mental health.

Final Thoughts:

Sports can teach us lessons about committing to goals, it can help reduce our stress, it inspires leadership skills, and teaches us how to manage failure.

Physical sports or activities can also help us improve social competence and confidence levels.

You don’t have to love team sports to stay active, and at any age you can start playing games like table tennis, badminton, lawn bowling or curling to name a few. Such activities are beneficial for our mental and physical health as we age.

Let me know what new sport or activity you’ve been thinking of trying or getting re-acquainted with.

Read More:

Choosing The Right Sport (For teens, and others)

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