Top 10 Sports and Activities To Try Around the World

Happy New Year! While you may still be in holiday mode or already busy committing to a list of New Year’s resolutions; it is of relevance to focus on health and wellness for the month of January. Want better health? A more positive outlook on life? How about an increase in physical, mental, and social well-being?

Whatever the case may be, we have compiled a list of sports and activities to try around the world in 2015. That, or you can always partake in these activities when you traverse the globe.

Top 10 Sport and Activities Around the World

By Hayo Magazine

  • Capoeira (Brazil)

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    Capoeira is a traditional Brazilian marital art that incorporates music and a fusion of dance and aerobatics. Those who practice the sport spar competitively and/or recreationally.

  • Cross Country Skiing (Norway)

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    Cross country skiing is a low-impact full body aerobic workout that is popular in Nordic countries. It is the ultimate calorie burner with participants burning at least 500-600 calories in an hour!

  • Ultimate (USA)

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    Ultimate is a limited-contact sport that requires very little equipment to play the game. Fact: the flying disc (frisbee) was invented by an American in the 1930s.

  • Lacrosse (Canada)

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    Canada is hockey-crazed throughout the year but did you know that lacrosse is officially recognized as the country’s summer sport? Learn the rules, join a league, and get moving!

  • Muay Thai Kickboxing (Thailand)

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    Muay Thai is a combat sport that has witnessed a surge in popularity due to the prominence of mixed martial arts. Watch a bout in Thailand or take lessons to unleash your inner Pacquiao.

  • Rugby (United Kingdom)

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    Rugby is a popular full-contact team sport that also shares its origins with American football. 

  • Sumo Wrestling (Japan)

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    Sumo is a sport that dates back many centuries but continue to be a popular pastime for the Japanese. It may be difficult to practice in everyday life but it can very well be a spectator sport!

  • Taekwondo (South Korea)

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    Taekwondo is South Korea’s national sport and its most elite practitioners compete in the Summer Olympic Games. This martial art is also widely known for its focus on dynamic and spectacular kicks.

  • Tai Chi (China)

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    Not exactly a sport but it is definitely practiced in many parts of the People’s Republic of China. It is also a common sight to see the elderly practice tai chi in the wee hours of the morning.

  • Yoga (India)

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    Yoga is believed to have originated in India. There are many variations to the discipline to help calm the body, mind, and soul. Bikram, Hatha, Hot yoga, and Vinyasa. Go ahead, take your pick.  

To 2015— a year of excellent health to experience a wealthof spontaneous adventures and unforgettable travels.

Beverly Ng
Beverly Ng

Contributor for Hayo Magazine. All about marketing and communications. A huge advocate of spontaneous adventures and living in the moment. Forever wanderlust.

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