The Sports Archives – The Most Relaxing Sports On The Planet

When most people think of the word “sport,” they imagine getting all hot and sweaty with a large team of talented players. However, there are lots of sporting activities that use your head more than your body. Let’s call them intellectual sports for this post. Some folks hate the idea of exercising too much due to ill-health or sheer tiredness after the working week. Still, that doesn’t mean those folks have to avoid sports altogether. Below are three niches that everyone should consider. At the very least, these activities will keep your mind as sharp as a knife.



Snooker might seem like a boring game to watch, but it’s one of the most exciting sports in the world to play. That is because technique and ability only play a small role in the success people achieve. The best snooker players also have an advanced understanding of mathematics that they have to use to sink all those balls. Also, cues aren’t as expensive as you might imagine. There are lots of snooker and pool clubs all over the country, and so you just need to search online for a local establishment and head down there one evening. You will meet lots of other players who love the game, and so you should pick up a few tips here and there.

Cost of playing snooker: Less than $100 for a decent cue


Golf is more popular than snooker because there are lots of clubs and organizations in most countries. Anyone can join a group and spend their weekends soaking up the sun on the green for little expense. Just like snooker, the best players will have excellent mathematical skills. Individuals might have to spend a bit more to get involved, but drivers and equipment from other retailers have come down in price significantly during the last couple of years.

Cost of playing golf: $100 to $300 including equipment and club membership



Some people say that darts isn’t a real sport because it’s popular with drunk people in pubs. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth as some of the world’s top players earn hundreds of thousands of dollars every single year. Indeed, it’s one of the best indoor sports that most people overlook. Anyone who wants to get involved just needs to visit a local bar and ask about their team. You can usually put your name town and enter some tournaments without having to pay anything. All you need is a decent set of darts with some flights that are going to help you succeed.

Cost of playing darts: Less than $100 including darts and board

Now you know a little more about some of the most relaxing sports on the planet, there should be no reason to avoid competition in the future. Games of that nature provide people with lots of social opportunities, and that’s where the real benefits of sports lie. So, don’t stress if you’re not fit enough to run around a football field for an hour. There are plenty of less strenuous activities available to keep you occupied and get you out of the house.

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