Keen to get back in the game – or start playing for the first time – but not feeling quite as energetic as you used to? Try a walking sport!
Walking sports are just what they sound like – versions of sports like football, cricket, or hockey that follow the rules of the standard game, but the players walk instead of run. They’re great if you want the fun of the game without the strenuous pace and intense contact.
Why play walking sports?
Walking sports offer an enjoyable and gentler way to get active, which is perfect if you’re recovering from an injury or illness or if you’re just not as sprightly as you used to be.
They’re a great source of regular exercise but trust us – it’s no ‘walk in the park’. Keeping pace with your opponents and the stop-start nature means you’ll work up a sweat in no time but feel all the better for it.
Then there are the mental health benefits – we promise walking sports will lift your spirits and put a spring in your step.
The walking sports community offers you the opportunity to meet new, like-minded people in a friendly and inclusive setting. From bantering on the pitch to catching up over a coffee, it’s social from start to finish.
Walking sports are becoming really popular across the UK, so there’s plenty of opportunities to get stuck in. So why not hit the ground walking and check our activity finder to see what walking sports are near you?