25 Most Popular Recreational Activities For First Time Participants

Posted by , Updated on April 28, 2014

Most health enthusiasts agree, living an active lifestyle is crucial to a healthy life. The problem with most people however is that first, crucial step into an activity that promotes a non sedentary lifestyle. Some activities may require some knowledge and skills that may not be easy for most to acquire. So what’s a person to do? The answer is to face it head on but to help you out, I’ve compiled a list of activities most popular among first time users. Based on research by the Outdoor foundation, these are 25 most popular recreational activities For First Time Participants.

15

Skiing (cross country)

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Considered to be one of the most grueling endurance sports out there, cross country skiing promises to test your fitness. If you are looking for a sport that burns the most calories per hour, this is it.

14

Wake boarding

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No waves? No problem. Wake boarding makes up for the lack of waves with a boat by dragging you along. This activity is relatively safe, popular, and will definitely keep you fit if done consistently.

13

Fly fishing

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A perfect activity for enjoying the outdoors, fly fishing requires some technical skill (mainly casting techniques) but these are relatively easy to learn.

12

Sailing

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Probably one the most romantic outdoor activity on this list, sailing captivates the imagination and offers participants a chance for a relaxing trip on the seas. The only downfall to this activity is the price of a sailboat.

11

BMX bicycling

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BMX bicycling is an impressive sport to watch, which is probably why so many people attempt to get into it. If you are thinking of doing the same, be warned, you can’t fear getting hurt as falls, scrapes, and fails are common.

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