Match your strengths to sports you are interested in. For example endurance sports such as long distance running and football may suit those who can complete long physical tasks. Whilst sports such as diving and gymnastics would suit those with good balance and a head for heights.
Avoid sports you have tried and rejected in the past, but don`t turn your back on new new ideas if they appeal. Consider carefully if competitive environments are your kind of thing or whether they leave you feeling stressed.
If you prefer not to compete then there are still many sporting options open to you. Dancing, swimming and skiing are all great fun and can be enjoyed as solitary sports too. Some of these sports may require a lot of kit, but often equipment and clothing can be hired to begin with.
You also need to consider if you will need to practice and train away from your main chosen activity. This may well require an investment in some equipment, but having tried the sport out first you will know whether it is time to commit a little bit more.
With all things considered buy yourself the basic accessories and you can start to really relax and enjoy your chosen sport. This may mean buying a swim kit, some basic weights or a couple of rugby balls for a late afternoon practice. However, whatever you choose as the sport for you, do not forget that the more energy and effort you put in, the more you will get out of it at the end.