Top 5 Recreational Sports To Keep Fit
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No matter how old you are, it is important that you have a sport that you can regularly engage in to keep fit. Along with regular exercise, you need to watch your diet. Eat small meals during the day, and never let yourself starve. This will only lead to binge eating. Make sure that you get a good amount of protein before and after you engage in a physical activity. Avoid injuries by doing proper warm-up exercises. Here are the top 5 recreational sports to help you keep fit:

1. Swimming

Swimming is excellent for people who are looking for a low-impact sport. Not only will you work on your endurance, you can improve your breathing with this sport. Although you will need access to a good lap pool, swimming is a relatively easy sport, for those who already know how to swim. If you are just doing it for fitness, you can swim at your own pace. The great thing about swimming is that it can help you work all the muscles in your body. Even those who have suffered injuries in the past can do light laps around the pool to help strengthen their muscles. Swimming is an excellent sport for those who want to keep fit.

2. Cycling

Cycling is a popular sport that can be done alone or in a team. It is a great way to work on your cardio and endurance. Get a good quality road bike and equipment that you need in order to get started. You can do short runs or longer ones, depending on your experience. The great thing about cycling is that you can go for a bike ride with a team. This kind of support can help you improve your pace and timing. You can also practice at home with a spinning machine or at the gym. Before going out for a bike ride, make sure that you stretch your muscles by doing a proper warm-up routine. This is an excellent low-impact sport that you can supplement with running.

3. Squash

Forbes magazine named squash the number one sport to keep fit. You should look for a nearby court and practice with a friend. This is a great way to bond with someone. Invite someone from the office or a close neighbor to play a game with you. If you are confident, you can join a squash league and play against other amateur players in your area. Squash is an excellent sport that can help you keep fit as it requires a lot of cardio. The game will help build your strength as well as your endurance. You can do ghosting techniques and practice by yourself in order to improve your game. You need to identify the hotspots on the court so that you can save your energy while playing. This is a great sport which requires sound technique and endurance.

4. Soccer

For those who are still physically active, soccer is a great way to keep fit. Before you try a physical sport like this, make sure that you do some cardio and engage in proper stretching before a match. Join a team or set one up with some friends and people from around the neighborhood. You can join an amateur league and train with your team throughout the year. Soccer is the most played sport around the world. It is fun, exciting and teaches teamwork. Do some footwork exercises at home and make sure that you warm your muscles up before practice. This is a great sport that you can play with your children.

5. Dancing

Dancing is a great way to get fit and to meet new people. You should sign up for a dance class near your home. Choose the type of class that you will want to dedicate your time to. If you find a class that you truly enjoy, exercising will not seem like a chore. Ask a close friend or your partner to join the class with you. Or, if you do not have anyone to go with, you will meet great people with similar interests as you. Dancing is a great way to get good cardio. Not only will you be able to dance your way into fitness, you will have a great time doing it. Practice at home in your own space, too.

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