Finding Your Perfect Sport

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Do you claim that you don’t like sports? Do you tell yourself that you ‘can’t do it’? If this is the case then you haven’t found the perfect sport for you. I believe there’s a sport out there for everybody!


Whether you prefer playing and competing as a team or on your own, there are hundreds of sports to choose from. These include swimming, dancing, football, horse-riding, rugby, fishing, and that’s just to name a few.


An important part of being involved in a sport is that it is enjoyable for you, don’t choose a sport just because your friends prefer it, choose one you prefer! Both team sports and solo sports allow you to meet new people and create new friends, so don’t follow the crowd, be different! There are plenty of ways to get involved, starting with school. Schools offer many sporting extracurricular activities however, if your chosen sport is not one of them, don’t panic! You can look at local clubs and leagues that you could look into joining.


Not all sports have to be competitive, if you don’t fancy joining a sports club, have no fear! There are plenty of activities for you to enjoy whether it’s on land or off! For example, rock climbing, hiking, kayaking and water-skiing, sailing etc. You can choose to get together with friends and family or do it on your own for some peace and quiet.


Do you have a disability which you feel restricts you from partaking in certain sporting events? Why not try using some of the equipment which is available. For example, Disability Trikes - they are available in multiple sizes, help improve walking ability and allows everyone to get involved.

Finding Your Perfect Sport - Yoga

You may decide that the sport for you is one which encourages you to relax and results in a stronger mentality. For example, Yoga or Pilates. These types of sports can be enjoyed anywhere and with people like your children or friends, brothers and sisters.


Whether you are competitive or not, every sportsman needs rest. Why not switch to another sport and push another part of your body. For example, try cycling instead of swimming. This allows you to push yourself and try something which is maybe not in your comfort zone. You may learn to love the new sport and continue to enjoy both throughout the year, improving your skillset.


For those who enjoy getting out in the snow, sports such as skiing, skating and snowboarding are popular, particularly in winter! However, you must ensure you have a professional teach you if you are a beginner – you don’t want any broken bones on the first day!  If you would like to take part in these all year round, there may be some dry ski slopes around your area which may be able to facilitate for you.


Have you found your perfect sport? I’d love to know what it is!


About The Author

Following the birth of his son in 2009, Paul was unfit and sluggish. Since then he's been training using a range of exercise techniques and gained some valuable information over the years. Events he has completed to date are Total Warrior, Pier To Pier, Bamburgh 10k, Hamsterley 10k, Blaydon Races, Newcastle Stampede and over 50 parkruns. In 2012 he created his own challenge called the '12 Days of Christmas.' He raised over £1000 for Percy Hedley by running 60 miles to celebrate their 60 years. In 2013 he ran the '12 parkruns of Christmas' with friend Lee Nyland. The pair raised over £1400 for the Tiny Lives Fund.

One comment

  1. I totally agree Paul! There’s a sport out there for everyone to enjoy – you’ve just got to find it!

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