Sports like football, basketball, and hockey are physically exhaustive and even a few minutes of gameplay can have you sweating all over. What’s more? These are full-contact sports, and there’s always the risk of getting injured when playing any of these games.
Most of us would much rather relax on a couch and watch a heated game between Manchester Utd. and Chelsea. Why go through all that trouble of actually playing the sport, right?
Well, if you’re a couch potato, who loves sports, there are plenty of sports out there that are perfect for lazy people! You should definitely try out one of these.
A sport that improves your coordination and mental focus, archery is the next big thing in Indian sports. And while it can be mentally exhausting, the physical demands of this sport are minimal.
Sure, your arm will probably ache a little after holding up the bow for so long. But besides this, the sport does not take a lot of physical effort to practice and can be played almost anywhere.
Now, no one is calling golfers lazy. But you have to admit, driving around in a buggy from hole to hole, swinging a metal stick, and spending most of your time in the sun can be an extremely relaxing way to spend the day!
Of course, the technical side of the game should not be ignored; learning the rules and figuring out how to swing effectively can be a challenging task. But once you’ve understood how to play the game, it can be an effective way to unwind after a long and stressful day.
To play a game of darts, you’ll need a keen eye and extreme concentration. But the plus side of playing this game? Most dart games are carried out in pubs! So you can sip on a beer while trying to nail a bull’s eye.
Drinking will definitely hamper your concentration, but if you aren’t planning to play darts professionally, then what’s the harm?
Another game which has the added advantage of being played in a pub, pool (Snooker or Billiards) is extremely fun and a great sport to enjoy with friends. To make the most of this game, you’ll need to focus and plan your next move to get the edge over your opponent.
You don’t have to be in great physical shape to play this game, and the basics can be easily learnt by anyone.
Now I’m not talking about professional level cricket here, because you can’t be lazy and play at that level. But playing cricket once in a way with friends and a tennis ball can be fun and entertaining.
The most activity you’ll probably have to do is run between the wickets, take a run up while bowling, or retrieve the ball while fielding. So if you’re too lazy to play a physically intensive sport, cricket is the perfect game for you.
Be More Active
All these sports are great activities for those who like to kick back and relax. But to actually enjoy the thrill that sports have to offer, you’ll need to get into shape and try a more physically challenging sport.
It may be difficult at first, but once you’ve experienced the adrenaline rush that accompanies high-intensity sports, you’ll never look at sports the same ever again.
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