The Most Popular Recreational Activities for First-Timers

The Most Popular Recreational Activities for First-Timers

Most people agree that living an active lifestyle, to some degree, is part and parcel of living  healthy, happy life. The problem for many people, however, is that first, essential step into a new activity.

Some pastimes, for example, require some kind of prior knowledge, but others are easier to pick up as you go along, and do not require a huge amount of experience in order to enjoy. This article outlines the most popular of these for your convenience!

Sample the Fun of Saltwater Fishing 

As is indicated by the name, saltwater fishing takes place at sea, and gives those enjoying it the chance to try and catch large, exotic animals like the marlin. The major drawback for this activity is that you have to be able to access a boat, but, since these can be rented pretty easily, this shouldn’t be too much of a hassle organising.

Bewitch Your Brain with Bird Watching 

With around 10 000 species of birds in the world, and only a small handful of individuals who can claim to have seen even 7 000 of them, this activity is becoming more and more popular every year.

Some believe that bird watching is linked to our hunting instincts, while others say it has more to do with systemising, but whatever it may be, it is a great, and safe, way to enjoy the natural world.

Birdwatching - The Most Popular Recreational Activities for First-Timers

Set Your Sights on Skiing 

Alpine skiing, also known as downhill skiing, can be great fun, and there are instructors to help you find your feet, so to speak. 

Set Sail with a Snowboard 

This American sport has recently started getting worldwide attention. It came to be in the 1960s, and became an Olympic sport in 1998.

Like any other extreme sport, there is some risk of injury with this one, but if you start off slow and steady and, again, get the help of a good instructor, you can safely get snowboarding over time, and have fun while you learn how to do it!

Banish Boredom with Overnight Backpacking

Not to be confused with the backpacking many make use of in order to travel to new places, overnight backpacking describes multi-day hikes that involve camping. Aside from the obvious health benefits, this hobby allows you to reconnect to nature in remote places that are not accessible any other way and restore your spirit, too.

Sashay Your Way to a Fitter You with Snowshoeing 

Snowshoeing is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors during the winter months, and will help you ensure your exercise schedule stays on track even when its cold outside. In fact, as of 2006, more than 500 schools in the USA have begun offering programmes for snowshoeing as part of their physical curriculum in an effort to combat obesity in kids.

Take to the Trail, Running 

An increasingly popular sport worldwide, the number of active trail runners increased from just over 4 million to more than 6 million in the United States of America alone between the years 2006 and 2012.