As I head to the marriage age as per Indian norms: 27-28, the emphasis on fitness is higher than ever. All I wish now is that my parents got me working on it earlier so that I wouldn’t need to do all this at one go. As irony has it, the same parents put you to study for exams a month in advance so that you don’t have enough pressure on the last few days. Wish they applied the same to fitness. But there’s a reason our culture is such and studies would always rule the roost.

sports-fitness-gym-treadmill

Image Courtesy: www.nairaland.com

Now with fitness, few things that come straight up to the mind are gym, jog in the park or brisk walk. New developments also have put together classes for dance forms, MMA, etc. that help you lose weight through an enjoyable activity where you gain by also learning that art form and build your personal profile. But one form of fitness often that goes neglected or probably doesn’t strike our minds instantly is picking up a sport or two (to kill monotony) to achieve the fitness goals.

Obviously Cricket won’t help you get there neither would Chess or even Table Tennis, but certain sports that are easy to play and do not require many partners, are immense for achieving high fitness levels. Sports like Badminton, Squash or Tennis are ones that flex almost all your muscles and are great workouts. To add to these, a large group could also get together to kick the ball around which helps tremendously in this regard. Another really fun sport brilliant for fitness is Swimming. You don’t even need a partner for this and can help you not just achieve your goals but also beat the heat.

squash-fitness

Image Courtesy: sport.maths.org

Now coming onto the reason for picking up Sports as a way to fitness. Unless you are an absolute fitness freak, there is every chance you would start not liking your regime as much and you are vulnerable to missing a few days or even dropping it. Also, the schedule might keep you busy and for something you don’t really go crazy for would not make you get up at 6 in the morning or even earlier, nor will it help you beat evening tiredness and lethargy to head to the gym or for a jog. And as far as classes are concerned they happen at a defined time slot and you are never sure of making it for that, leading to irregularity.

sprint-track-field-run

Image Courtesy: www.s10health.in

Now Sport is that one thing that will definitely get you hooked onto it and make you want to play it more and more. This then helps you beat the “morning blues” and waking up at 5am is no more a big deal nor is hitting the court at 8pm at night. Also, this is something one can pursue without really spending too much and even switch to another and keep shuffling to keep the interest levels high. It is also a great way to socialize and helps build and reveal your character.

If you are planning to take up cycling you might want to take a look at: Cycling a day, keeps these 6 Diseases away!

So as for me, Sports rules the roost. What about you?

 

75 views

The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of our Company, partners and other organizations. While any information provided on our blog is true to the best of our knowledge, we do not guarantee the veracity, reliability or completeness of the information presented. Any advice or opinion is purely for information purposes and should not be construed as an alternative to professional advice.

14

Comments

comments

Share.

About Author

Anubhav Roda

An engineer turned Sports Management professional, it was better late than never for him! An absolute sports freak with interest across sports, Anubhav has had 4 years of experience in the industry across functions. He has the rare experience of working in the Wrestling League and was the man behind the live updates for it. Having written for leading portals, Anubhav keenly follows Cricket, Football, while not missing much of action in Kabaddi, Tennis and Hockey! A Delhite who supports Delhi franchise in all sports possible and Liverpool among the foreign teams, he can go to the extent of skipping a meal when his team loses.

1 Comment

Leave A Reply

Loading...