5 Pro Tips on How to Start a New Sport

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Starting anything new can be very intimidating and difficult, whether it’s a hobby, a new dish or even a new sport. Nothing is however impossible, and all it takes is a bit of grit, grind and positive vibes. Besides, what better way to kick off the new year than by starting a new sport?

In this post we share our pro tips on how you can get started participating in a new sport in no-time. All you need is the right mindset, our tips and you are good to go!

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It’s All About Warming Up

No matter the sport you are participating in, a good warm-up and recovery is crucial to keep those muscles supple. Every warm-up before playing a sport should be at least 10 minutes long and the same amount of time for recovery. Do some stretches and avoid getting stiff!

Get Your Head in the Game

You have to be mentally in the right place when you start out a new sport. If your mind keeps coming up with excuses as to why you shouldn’t do it, your head isn’t in it. As you continue challenging yourself in the new sport, your mind will start adapting and changing.

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Push Yourself

Let’s face it, learning a new sport is not going to be easy. But that’s the fun part. You’ll have to push and challenge yourself to continue your learning process. By pushing yourself you will slowly but surely start noticing improvements. Nothing is impossible, and you may even become a pro yet!

Be Patient

Don’t be too hard on yourself. No one becomes a pro at a new sport overnight. Be patient and keep in mind that excelling at a new field will take time, dedication and hard work. Keep at it, train hard and set some goals. You won’t regret sticking to it and will eventually reap the rewards.

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Make it Social

If you need extra motivation to get things started, why not ask a friend to join you on your new adventure? Perhaps you already know someone who you can join. Sport is a social activity, and the ideal way to encourage sportsmanship and camaraderie. Having some friends join you will also turn it into an enjoyable activity.

Are you amped to get started on your new adventure? I trust that these easy-to-follow tips will serve you well and that you’ll be able to master your new sporting activity in no-time. No matter your age or fitness level, when you apply these basics, you should be able to conquer any sport!

The key lies in never giving up, and keeping your eye on the goals you set out for yourself from the start. This will keep you motivated and your mind open for transformation. And remember to do those warm-ups and recovery sessions before and after every exercise!

The Top 4 Ways You Can Increase Your Energy Levels

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Working a solid 9-5 can be tiring. A constant juggle between your professional and personal life can leave one feel exhausted too. How is it possible to get more energy when you already feel worn down and stretched to the limits?

It is in fact very possible. Here I share my top tips on how you can start increasing your energy levels today. Let’s get started.

Get Moving

While regular exercise has fantastic health benefits and can increase your life expectancy, it can also boost your energy levels. You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic to get that extra skip in your step either. A simple 10-minute walk can do wonders if you are experiencing low energy levels.

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Get More Rest

I’m not talking about frequent breaks during a work day. Sleep is however important to keep your body and organs functioning optimally. If you are not getting enough sleep, you are probably struggling with low energy levels. Make sure your room is dark and that you get at least 7 hours of sleep.

Drink Loads of Water

Whether you are following a tough exercise routine and sweating a lot, or not, staying hydrated is key to your energy levels. It also increases brain activity and keeps your body functioning the way it should. Be sure to drink enough water during the day to prevent dehydration and increase your energy levels.

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Be More Social

While it can be difficult to get out and interact with friends regularly, it is crucial to your health. In fact, studies have shown that lack of social interaction can cause fatigue and a decrease in energy levels. Be sure to make time for social events by visiting friends, volunteering for a local NGO, or whatever gets you mingling.

It’s pretty easy to get your energy levels up, you only need to be mindful of how you spend your day, what you eat and drink and how you use your energy. Feel like getting involved in the promotion of sports? Become a Sport for Ontario volunteer and raise awareness of healthier lifestyles and good sportsmanship.