Maybe you got injured and decided to take a step back from sports for a while... or maybe you felt like you couldn’t keep up with younger guys on the court or on the field. But now, you miss the activity, the friendly competition and fun that sports can provide. Finding your way back into an athletic community may be easier than you think, as long as you can think with flexibility.

Consider switching positions in multiplayer sports to lengthen your playing days. For instance, if you love baseball but don’t have the speed you used to, make the move from left field to third base. You’ll still need reflexes, but you won’t have as much field to cover going after fly balls. Similarly, if you’re into football, you might consider moving from wide receiver to free-safety. Zone defenses allow you to make a strategic move to break up the play rather than having to run a full-out route for every pass. Similar shifts can be made in individual sports as well... runners may add or subtract distance depending on their own unique strengths, swimmers may try a different stroke or distance, and both may get involved with relays.

You can also think about trying another sport – which is something many athletes find refreshing when recovering from an injury or after retiring from a grueling (and often painful) career in sports. Switching to a lower-impact activity can be a rewarding way to get your sports fix without increasing your risk of injury or exhaustion. Swimming, golf, kayaking, in-line skating, skiing and surfing can all be very enjoyable sports, complete with thrill of victory or achievement, and with the added benefit of being able to enjoy it for many years to come.

Author's Bio: 

Grant Donovan is a successful entrepreneur and founder of many disciplines including aviation, automotive, political, anti-aging and life coaching to name a few. But it is his passion for health, nutrition and fitness that he attributes as the leading factor for his success. All of which led him to create to share his large breadth of knowledge with the everyday man, and empower them to make the changes that will help lead to their success. He believes a life in balance of mind, body and soul is a life well lived and only when achieved can one unlock their true potential. At age 60, Grant serves as a living example of why staying healthy not only helps you live longer, but the improved quality of life, will allow you to push past boundaries and reach new heights you never knew were possible. With his inspirational personal journey of achievement he has motivated over 350,000+ subscribers to make a positive change in their life and guide them on their pursuit of happiness.