Feeling Lazy? Here are 5 Sports That Don’t Require Much Effort!

Rio 2016 kicks off this weekend, and it looks like everyone is gripped by Olympic fever. While it’s sure to be an eventful and exciting spectacle, we can’t help but feel that being an Olympian would just be far too much effort – we’d much rather sit back on the sofa in our Lazydogz slippers and watch Mo Farah run the 10,000 metres than attempt it ourselves!

That said, there are still sports and games that you can get involved in without putting in too much effort – which is ideal if you enjoy lazing around a bit too much! You can even win Olympic medals for excelling at some of these sports, so they’re not to be sniffed at. Here are our top five sports that don’t require too much physical exertion…


Golf is undoubtedly an incredibly difficult and technical sport to grasp, and we’re not trying to offend any keen golfers by calling them lazy! But it’s definitely one of the least physically-taxing sports you can play. Buggy rides from hole to hole, the odd swing here and there and spending most of your days outside in the sun – it can be an incredibly relaxing sport and is a great way to unwind!

asleep on the golf course



Archery has been contested at the Olympics since 1900, and requires incredible levels of composure, mental strength and, of course, a good aim. However, it’s unlikely to burn off a lot of calories, so it qualifies for our top five. If you fancy yourself as the next Legolas or Katniss Everdeen, why not give it a go?

bow and arrow archery course



Just like archery, darts requires a good eye. A notable difference, though, is that you can play it in the pub – winner! Darts players aren’t exactly known for their super-fit lifestyles (far from it…) but it’s still a challenging sport that requires great skill and dedication. So, dig out your best oversized shirt, head down to your local and step up to the oche!

woman playing darts


Lawn Bowls

Lawn bowls isn’t at the Rio Olympics, but it is a regular feature of the Commonwealth Games. If you want to play a competitive sport outside but don’t want to break sweat, lawn bowls could well be for you. It’s got a bit of reputation as being a game for the older generation, but hey – standing around in the sun with your friends, bowling the odd ball? Sounds good to us!

group of friends playing lawn bowls



Another sport which has the added advantage of being playable in the pub! Pool is a great game, all about angles, composure and technique. It takes years to master properly, but you can have lots of fun while you’re learning by playing for fun with friends. You don’t have to be physically fit to play it, but the ability to think under pressure and plan your next move is vital.

woman playing pool in a pub


So there you have it, five great sports and games to get involved in that are ideal for us lazy lot!

Still not convinced? Fair enough – enjoy sitting in front of the TV, relaxing in your handmade Lazydogz slippers and watching Usain Bolt and co do their thing in Rio!


Lazydogz x

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