What sport suits me best?

from Mag. Margit Weichselbraun
on 06.11.2023

People who exercise get more out of life. Beyond making us feel happier, an active lifestyle does wonders for the body and soul. To develop a real passion for a sport and stay on the ball over the long term, you need to know the sport that’s best for you. After all, your ideal sport also depends on your personality. But what type of athlete are you? And which micronutrients could support you in your sports sessions?

Exercise is in our nature

Humans are mobile creatures. As we evolved, our bodies adapted to our forebears’ active lifestyle and the ages they spent as hunter-gatherers. Our muscles, tendons and bones are perfectly attuned and structured to facilitate movement. We now know that people who look after their bodies can boost their health tremendously. What’s more, exercise can alleviate many complaints with next to no side effects, and even safeguard against certain ailments.

But which sport is right for me?

The good news for any couch potatoes out there is that it’s never too late to take up exercise. With this in mind, we should make use of the swell of energy many of us experience in spring and make a change to a more active life. However, to ensure the initial motivation doesn’t drop, it’s important to choose a type of sport that suits you. That’s the only way to really enjoy your exercise and make sure you stick to it.

The peaceful, balanced type

The balanced type draws strength from peaceful sports. Whether they do yoga to leave their cares behind or go for runs to breathe in nature’s beauty, they enjoy peaceful activities that let them switch off and de-stress. To this type of person, competitive situations involving loud group activities seem nightmarish and take all the enjoyment out of exercising. Their ideal sports include golf, cycling, horse-riding, long-distance running, swimming, Nordic walking, Pilates and hiking.

The communicative team player

For this type of person, sport isn’t just about exercise – the social aspect is also important. To them, sport represents a great opportunity to meet up with friends and get to know new people. They hate the thought of cycling solo through the countryside or sweating on the cross-trainer within their own four walls. They need other people to motivate them to exercise. The sports for these people would be dancing, ball sports, Zumba and aerobics classes. Other options include running, hiking and walking groups.

The ambitious, competitive type

Higher. Faster. Further. The classic competitor needs targets and loves a challenge. They find their enjoyment in certain individual sports as well as in team sports. In addition to fitness, many team sports also require tactical prowess and skill – and therefore often entail more significant training commitments. Individual sports often make it easier for beginners to adopt a more active lifestyle. Ideal sports for ambitious, competitive folks include cycling, running and triathlon. However, football, volleyball and basketball also give them the chance to chase their ambitious.


Our bodies can achieve peak performance and accomplish more than we think possible. To ensure smooth mobility, the metabolism needs a variety of different nutrients.

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