Saving Money Tips – Get Into Sports

Saving Money Tips – Get Into Sports

Okay, we all know that we should exercise but what is it that gives us that extreme sense of lack of motivation? Interesting question this one isn’t it. I guess we are all rather prone to prefer to kick off the shoes, grab a cuppa and sit down in front of the TV / computer instead of grabbing out the joggers and pounding the footpath or running around a tennis court.

However, if you start to get into sports you will realise how much of a difference it can make to your whole well being. You will start to feel more enthusiastic and alive and this will flow across into other areas of your life. Your overall attitude to a multitude of things will be lifted up to new levels.

Being active also gives you additional benefits such as keeping your body healthy (saves on medical bills and doctors visits) and giving you something to do (saves you spending money on expensive forms of entertainment). Get into sports today by dusting off the joggers, digging out your swimming costume, grabbing a tennis racket or cleaning off your golf clubs. Participating in a sporting activity can not only keep you fit and healthy but provide you with hours of entertainment for generally a small fee.

Here are some clues to get you started:

1. Choose what sorts of sports you might be interested in

Jogging / Running / Aerobics

Tennis / Squash / Badminton

Football / Rugby / Soccer

Basketball / Netball / Softball

Cricket / Hockey / Croquet

Lawn Bowling / Ten Pin Bowling

Dancing

Cycling

Swimming / Diving / Aqua aerobics

Golf

Horse Riding / Polo

Canoeing / Kayaking / Rowing

Yoga / Pilates / Tai Chi / Gymnastics

Track and Field

Rock Climbing / Abseiling

Boxing / Martial Arts

Fencing / Archery

Weight lifting / Wrestling

Skateboarding / Rollerblading

Skiing / Snowboarding

2. Think about who might be able to join you (often if you are committed to go somewhere with someone else you are more likely to do this activity than if you have to go alone)

Family member

Work Colleague

Friend

Neighbour

Business associate

Member of a club / group / church you are in

3. Check out your local area to see what sports clubs / associations are located in your area that offer your chosen sport?

Surf the internet

Visit your gymnasium

Read the local paper

Ask your local school

Check the advertising outside your local hall

Ask at your local sports centre / youth club

Check with your council

Visit your local community centre

4. Decide where can you participate in your chosen sport

park

cycle track

running paths

velodrome

sports field