Everyone wants to exercise more. For different reasons. Some want to get fit while others want to maintain their condition. Yet another wants to lose the necessary pounds.
To persevere, you have to do something you like. Or switch sports every now and then. That, of course, can also help. What is important is that you make it a kind of hobby. This will make you make time for it faster and you will even enjoy it!
These sports are all there
But then if you have to choose a sport, most don’t get beyond running, soccer and fitness. But of course there are many more sports! Sports can be classified according to a method of movement and practice.
Athletics is very old and is associated with ancient Greece. Already thousands of years ago, athletic feats of strength were held between different athletes. Athletics can be practiced both individually and in groups. Some examples of athletics are high jump, long jump, hurdles and shot put. Other sports can be found in the category on athletics.
Ball sports can be divided into goal games, rocket sports, baseball and other ball sports. Target games include the well-known sports of soccer, basketball and handball as well as lesser-known ball sports such as wheelchair basketball, floorball and hurling. Racquet sports include badminton, tennis and padel. Baseball sports are those where you hit a ball such as kastie, batting ball and cricket. There are also other ball sports such as bowling, skittles and ditch shooting.On our sports page we have an overview of all ball sports: Goal games, Racket sports and net sports, baseball and other ball sports.
An agility sport is all about concentration, accuracy and control of your body and less about strength and speed. It is important in an agility sport to relax and have good tactics, insight and judgment. It is usually not about a team but an individual player. Some examples of skill sports include: curling, darts, billiards, archery, carom, clay pigeon shooting, pedalo, pool, shuffleboard, snooker, table soccer and shooting sports.
In a mind sport, people test their analytical ability. This can be done alone or with an opponent. Examples of mind sports include board games, card games, checkers, chess and chess. Mind sports are played both recreationally and professionally.
Strength sports are sports in which strength plays the main role. Strength is obtained through muscles. So it is important to have strong muscles. To get strong muscles, it is important to do a lot of strength training. Strength training can come in the form of weightlifting, fitness, bodybuilding, and powerlifting. The following are strength sports: arm pressing, bodybuilding, CrossFit, fitness, weight lifting, Kettlebell, pole throwing, pole vaulting, powerlifting, rowing, Rope skipping, strongest man, tug of war, and wrestling.
Air sports refers to all sports activities with or in airplanes. Air sports are part of general aviation. A distinction can be made between lighter-than-air vehicles such as ballooning and airship racing. And heavier-than-air aircraft. This includes motorized aircraft such as aircraft propulsion and artificial flying. Also gliders such as gliding, overland flying and artificial flying. In addition, air sports equipment such as hang gliding and skydiving are included in air sports. Finally, model aircraft are also included in air sports.
Motor sports include all sports involving a two- or three-wheeled vehicle powered by an engine. The following sports are motor sports: Board track racing, dirt track, drag racing, enduro, quad racing, grass track racing, ice racing, ice speedway, Moto Gymkhana, motocross, motorcycle sprint, motorcycle soccer, short track, speedway, trial, road racing, desert rally and sand track racing.
Orienteering sports include geocaching and orienteering. In geocaching, you use a GPS receiver (or phone) to search for a hiding place somewhere in the world. Orienteering is a running sport in which you have to complete a certain course as quickly as possible through map reading. There is a start and finish where participants are allowed to invent their own route. Along the way you do have to visit checkpoints. Orienteering can also be done on skis or by mountain bike.
Equestrian sports center around horses. There are several ways in which equestrian sports are practiced. Some of these are represented in the Olympics. Examples of equestrian sports include trotting, dressage, endurance, eventing, horseball, military, horse racing, polo, show jumping, pommel horse, western riding and driving.
Roller sports are sports on wheels such as inline field hockey, roller field hockey, roller derby, roller soccer, skating, skateboarding, rollerblading. In roller sports, you must be able to skate and roller skate well. Some variations are about speed while others are about agility.
Shooting sports – Fighting and defense sports – Leisure sports – Hiking sports – Water sports – Cycling sports – Winter sports – Extreme sports – Other sports.
Sports for your child
It is super important for your child to get lots of exercise. Exercise improves children’s coordination and motor skills. Moving makes a child more dexterous, faster, fitter and gives them better stamina.
It is not always easy to find a sport your child likes. Not every child is a soccer kid. It is good to find out what sports there are and to introduce a child to various sports.
Sports in the neighborhood
What sports are available in your neighborhood? Our page on sports will give you an insight into all the different types of sports available. Pick a sport you like and see if it is available in your area.