Being active does not just mean exercise. Rather, it means to be curious. To be curious and to know what life brings so that no day is like the other, and no moment repeated. Being active is to accept life as it presents itself, with its ups and downs. The moment in which we are born, we begin our active life. A huge buffet of opportunities lies ahead of us.
Our professional life calls upon us to use a lot of energy, and with the constant hounding from appointment to appointment, we sometimes lose sight of our goals. Then our life becomes gray, and the days become hazy. You have trouble remembering what you did the day previous, and days seem to merge with similarity. Being an active person means that you do not lose sight of you goals. Live and experience every day as if it were your last. Sometimes, being active is more about removing yourself from your everyday situation. Luckily, the United Kingdom is crammed with things to do, so that you can taste that buffet of opportunities and experiences open to you.
Take a flight in a single engine plane and fly over your house. There is no greater way of elevating yourself from your usual routine than by physically flying above it. You can have half hour flight training sessions that are geared towards new starters. You do not need to learn and take tests; all you do is go up with an instructor for an introductory flight experience. Take control of the plane and try flying for a while.
If you are not keen on hurling through the clouds then why not try swinging through the trees. The UK has quite a few outdoor tree top experiences. Ropes, ladders, platforms and swings are grafted to the treetops and it is up to you to navigate from one area to the other with nothing but your safety rope to protect you.
If you fancy something a little more grounded then why not try paint balling or laser quest. These are two shooting experiences that give you the thrill of playing war games on your games console, with the gritty realism of having to run around and dodge enemy fire physically.
If you do feel like using your new active attitude to take up physical challenges then why not try swimming at your local baths. It is a good way to increase your level of fitness in the most efficient manner possible. It will allow you to comfortably move into running and other sports related activities. You could even join the sports leagues run by Go Mammoth (at gomammoth.co.uk) if you feel like you have reached a good level of fitness.
If the activities of Go Mammoth sound too organized or strenuous, instead explore simple nature by walking in the countryside and wandering alongside natural rivers and streams, In Britain we have some of the best scenery in the world right on our doorsteps. Even filling your bird feeders at home on a regular basis will help to attract a variety of birds to your garden. You could take up an allotment patch and ask permission to take up bee keeping. You could grow your own asparagus that you sell to your neighbours. Take advantage of what life has to offer before you become too old to enjoy it.