I'd like to ask this probably very obvious and silly questions to people who are into physical fitness, but...
I was looking into getting more physical activity lately and I have no idea where should I start.
I used to play football a lot (as in train in a football club) when I was younger and I always had these problems with groin strains (now that I'm more aware I would say I didn't prepare well enough before training sessions back then) and it led me to drop-off at one point. I didn't do much PA since then, now, about 8 years later I feel like that's the last call to mitigate physical issues I started to have recently.
I feel very weak physically - as in my muscles are weak, so are my ligaments, I also have the feeling my joints (especially knees & elbows) are really worn, torn and "dry" (I hope you know wihat I mean by that!). With that in mind I excluded running from possibilities (and also because I simply hate running which would make me lose interest quickly).
Are there any kind of physical activity that would be safe for my joints and ligaments, yet would help me build enough muscle strength to gradually shift the load from these to muscles, so I could get into move "advanced" and demanding activities (like football for example)?
Preferrably it would be something I can do at home, but it could also be something that I can simply practice nearby.
I was thinking of swimming, but no swimming pools are easily accessible where I live and my tight work schedule would make it very hard to go regularly to a swimming pool. So basically, I'd like to ask for an alternative with similar load profile (in terms of joints and ligaments).