It took the witnessing of a sports hall construction site for me to want to delve deeper into the benefits of playing sports regularly, something which challenged me to want to open up my own fitness center one day, but one which would be focussed on encouraging the participation in sports regularly as a more refreshing way to keep fit and healthy. So here’s what I came across as far as the benefits of playing sports regularly go:
A more natural way to get fit and healthy
While there are indeed some proven benefits of exercising with specialized equipment like free weights and exercise machines, when you’re actively engaged in some sporting activity, even something like a home golf simulator where you’re playing the sport indoors, that makes for a much more natural way of getting in shape, and staying fit and healthy. If you have not taken up a sport before and don’t know which one to go for, it would be best to have a go at all of them in micro ways, to get a feel for them. After you have decided, you can then go onto websites such as StringKing and pick up equipment like a baseball bat, lacrosse mesh/sticks, etc. to get you started.
Opportunities to meet people and learn new things
Who would have ever thought that some business opportunities would come out of simply meeting once a week with fellow professionals who choose to participate in sport as a means through which to blow off some steam? That’s what regular participation in sport does – it affords you the opportunity to network. Following a discussion about the fabric roof covering the sports facility which has since opened up for the local community, I now make a few extra bucks referring contractors to a supplier in this market – something which would have never happened had I not been a regular participant in the informal local action sports club.
Building up self-discipline
As informal as the arrangement to participate in regular sports may be, in some or other way it’ll become a little more organised, at the very least requiring you to take some responsibility as part of the planning process. You have to make some calls if you’re not coming in today, for example, otherwise you build up the kind of self-discipline which can be applied to all areas of your life.