Lifetime Sports May Provide Incentive
By Tom Herrin
It can be a real struggle for any of us to try to get ourselves back in shape once we have let ourselves go. It is never intentional, but we often get so busy with all of the things we do to make a living that we just fail to make the time. Once we realize our need, it is really difficult to get back on track. The thought of spending minutes and hours doing some kind of methodical physical activity to simply check it off the list doesn't have much appeal. Some years ago, most states put lifetime sports into their physical education programs for young children. The idea was that if they could introduce them at early ages, people could pursue something that holds their interests for years to come.
Forming good habits can truly preserve health and lives. If we choose to pursue some kind of lifetime sport, we may find that we are much more motivated. We may find competition among others or even within ourselves, for achieving some measure of success. Establishing a lifestyle in which participation in some kind of lifetime sport is a regular practice may be enough to help us maintain health at a higher level and avoid some issues related to sedentary behavior.
What Are Good Goals?
Anytime we look for goals, we need to realize whether or not they are attainable. Setting a goal of winning some title in a game we barely play would be pretty ridiculous. Setting a goal in which we could measure some kind of modest improvement on a regular basis is very much within reach. Whether it is faster times, longer endurance, or greater precision, any of these may be good goals.
What Kind of Activities Are Out There?
The sky's the limit when it comes to lifetime sports. There are lots of them out there. Some are well organized and highly competitive while others are much lower keyed. There are adult leagues in anything from soccer and volleyball to bowling and archery. There are all kinds of groups that offer dancing for couples or singles. Some slower paced, and slightly more solitary sports such as golf. Find something that sparks your interest, then work at learning or improving at it. You are sure to enjoy the activity and see better health as you do.
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