There’s nothing better for the human body than proper nutrition, adequate hydration, and physical activity. Physical activity has numerous benefits, including lowering the risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, heart conditions, and premature death.
Sports are a fun and interesting way to incorporate physical activity into your daily routine, and there is a variety to choose from. Here’s our list of interesting sports to take up in 2019, and whether you prefer individual or team sports, you’ll find something for yourself on this list.
Whether you’re planning to swim for fun only, or maybe even compete, this sport is a great way to stay active. This sport is entertaining, and low impact, which means it’s easy on the joints, so it’s recommended even for older people. Equipment you need for swimming is minimal – you need a swimsuit, and that’s it.
Running is a great way to lose weight, improve blood circulation, build endurance, and protect your heart from various diseases. It’s very affordable – you don’t have to spend any money on gym memberships or expensive equipment. All you need is a pair of quality running shoes.
Handball is a competitive team sport usually played indoors, and it’s a great way to spend some quality time with your friends. If you have a large group of acquaintances or coworkers and want to spend some quality time with them, invite them for a game of handball!
If there was one perfect combination of staying active, having tons of fun and hanging out with a dear friend – it would be tennis! This sport is relatively easy to learn, great for socialization and meeting new people, and it improves the mind as well as the body. However, the racquets can be pricey, so look for a second-hand one if you’re a beginner.
Golf is a sport that significantly reduces stress levels and helps you make new friends and business connections. The beautiful countryside and the fresh air of any golf course increase levels of the endorphins in our brain, which makes us feel happy. If you’re looking into golf, you will need a set of clubs, a golf glove, and a pair of quality golf shoes.
This sport is extremely popular in Europe and South America, and there are many reasons for that. You can play it basically anywhere – it requires a ball and some space to play, you don’t even have to have grass or cleats. Playing soccer can improve your work ethic and decision-making skills because you’re often required to make quick decisions on the field. It’s also fun and great for your health.
This sport is often considered “extreme”, and to tell the truth, it’s not for people that are easily scared. However, if you love adventure and adrenaline rushes, this activity may be ideal for you. If you’re a beginner, we recommend taking some indoor lessons first before moving to outdoor rock climbing.
Some say it’s a sport, and some say it’s an art, but I believe it’s a combination of both. It will get your blood flowing and your body moving in sync with the music. There are many types of dancing to choose from – ballroom dancing, Zumba, or maybe Latin dances like salsa and bachata. You don’t need a lot of equipment for dancing – some comfy clothes and a pair of dancing shoes will suffice.
Whichever activity you decide to take up in 2019, remember to have fun and protect yourself from injury. Whether your goals are to lose weight, improve your fitness or just socialize with friends, co-workers or family in a healthy way, taking up a sport is an ideal way to do that.