If you are looking at taking up a new hobby whilst we are in lockdown, archery is a great way to get outdoors and stimulate your mind.
Archery is a sport and recreational hobby that has been popular throughout history. Historically, archery was used for combat or hunting but in modern days it is seen as a sport or activity where you shoot arrows at a target using a bow.
Why try out archery as a hobby?
1. It keeps your mind sharp and active
Certain activities can keep your mind sharp, helping to keep your mind and body active. Archery is a hobby that requires focus to hit the target and is stimulating for your brain.
2. It gets you outdoors
This hobby is low-maintenance, enjoyable and gets you spending time outdoors. You can practise with a partner or play alone.
3. Improves your upper-body strength
Whilst playing archery you are training your arms, back, chest, and shoulder muscles.
4. One-time investment
Whilst some hobbies and sports require you to invest in a lot of kit, archer only requires three key things: a bow, arrows and a board or target. Plus the board, bow and arrows are reusable! Once you invest in a set you can use it over and over again.
Where can I buy archery sets?
Here are some suggestions of where you can buy an archery set to suit you or the family
Archery sets from Decathlon:
Archery set for beginners and the family. Kits include 1 bow, 2 suction cup arrows, 1 target which
This archery set for adults is designed to be an introduction to recreational archery between 5
Archery set for kids from Amazon:
A great one for children, this colourful kit includes a target, stand, beginner bows and arrows.
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