As we approach the start to the fall and winter months, I’d like to take a moment to talk about group physical activities. Sports or group activities such as indoor soccer, volleyball, hockey, basketball, etc. can play a huge role in spicing up your fitness and social life, while potentially fighting off dreary weather.
A few tips on how to get involved:
- Do your research. Ask your friends, family and neighbors if they know any leagues or active clubs in your area. Adult soccer and basketball leagues are available in most towns and you won’t have to fight the weather if your particular sport is played indoors.
- Register before it is too late. Most teams, leagues or clubs have deadlines on signing up. For example, if you want to join a particular team in November you would most likely have to register sometime in the beginning of October.
- Try something new. I recently played pickle ball for the first time. Two words come to mind: COMPLETE BLAST. I had never tried this before, but the “regulars” were extremely welcoming and taught me the ground rules.
- Have fun with your co-workers. A lot of companies and organizations are trying to incorporate new healthy activities outside of their daily jobs. Be the one that organizes a “team” or invites someone to “sub” in your own activity.
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