I can only assume from one of your comments, that you are in Scotland. If so, have you thought of Golf... ??????
Gentle exercise and, you can get out a few aggresive thoughts. All kinds of ways to play, from putting practice in your living room to 400 yard drives.
One can swim, knit, paint, restore furniture, antique clocks, cars.. a million things..
Hope you figure out something that will feel productive to you.
I think that could indeed be a "hole in one" guys ! You must be "on the ball".
Golf (originated in St Andrews, just down the coast from here) is something I did have a short lesson at once, and really enjoyed the focus needed. Which is what shooting requires, and I really miss. I had completely forgotten I had ever even tried it. Most of the golfers I know are well off, and frankly I can't afford to spend much money if any - £5 a time at most. (My income's only £72 a week.) I'd also kind of thought, golfing = long bus journey/long walks, both of which are impossible for me at present. But I had forgotten the local council course, which is bound to be cheap if not actually free to the unemployed, and only a short bus ride away.
Ralph, I'm going to steal that joke ! As anyone who knows me here will testify, that is exactly how I ended up becoming a "handyman" - I was who they had to help them...("Always practice on other people's property" is my motto )
I'm not really into the winning thing RainDance, what I'm after is the "Zen Zone" mind/body focus like you get with rock climbing... so I think golfing practice will do just hunky-dory.
Ya, I agree, you can spend a fortune on golf but also, there is no requirement that you do that, in order to have fun and, a bit physical and mental exercise.
Then there is the added benefit.. "This Swing's for You, Dr. So and So.. ! haha. Yep, good for what ails ya.. !
Here in California, we get a tv channel which carries golf programs all day long. Be surprised what you can learn just from watching some of the instruction and competition.
Don't feel alone in the reversal of muscle mass. I was the one who broke up all the concrete of our old 25 foot, 4 inch thick driveway, with a 16 pound sledge hammer, put the chuncks in the back of the pick up and hauled it off to the dumps where I unloaded it myself... Then, me and one other guy poured a new 60 foot long 12' wide driveway. Yep, I can skreet concrete with the best of them.
Then, I put the new composition roof on the 22x40 garage and also, the "covered patio," of the house, laid a concret walkway 4 feet wide and 25 feet long then, went in the house at night and rustled up some grub.. ! Why the grub? I Am a Woman and that was my job.. ! My husband was at work and I didn't work.. hahaha..
Oh ya, and that was all while being a Licenced Day Care giver, with ten kidos coming back every afternoon from school who needed homework help, food and entertainment.
Ah yes, them were the days.. ! haha
You're lucky Snohare, my mind is going too.. ! hahaha