Back to sport

Being active doesn’t have to be about trying new things. Why not try going back to a sport you’ve enjoyed in the past? It could have been rounders at school or footie with the lads. If you used to do an activity that you enjoyed, it’s a great way to start being active again.

Even if you haven’t been active for a while, it’s a good feeling to get back into a sport you’ve enjoyed in the past. Just ease yourself in at a pace that’s comfortable for you and you’re sure to see your fitness levels rise in no time.

You can find out more about the specifics of different sports to jog your memory on our activity pages.

If you have a health condition or if you’re health has stopped you doing sport in a past, you might want to speak to your GP and get some advice before you start.

All sports have great benefits for your health and wellbeing. No matter what it is, as long as you’re keeping your body active you’ll feel the benefit. It’s even better going back to a sport you’ve done in the past, as you already know that you’ll enjoy it. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll get from keeping active:

  • Self-confidence
  • Weight loss
  • Manage weight
  • Increase stamina
  • Increase endurance
  • Improve emotional state-happiness
  • Cope with and handle stress easier
  • Get "me time"
  • Increase motivation
  • Improve fitness
  • Decrease heart disease risk
  • Decrease risk of osteoporosis
  • Improve muscle tone
  • Decrease risk of high blood pressure
  • Improve overall sense of well being
  • Increase lung capacity
  • Reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Reduce risk of stroke

This all depends on what you activity you’re going back to. But if you’ve done the sport before, you might have the equipment in a cupboard or in the garage. You can visit our activities page to get an idea of the cost of different activities.

There are lots of specific back to sport programmes on the Liverpool Live Well directory.

If you’re not very active at the moment, it’s important not to push yourself too hard too quickly.

It’s tempting to try and pick up where you left off, but it’s much better to ease yourself back into it. Just visit your old club and give it a go.

Want to try something new? Click here to visit our activities page here.