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Kids: Four Fun Exercises to Keep Them Fit During the Holidays

kids fitness

Children need to engage in physical activities for strength, coordination, and self-confidence. Exercises are some of the best foundations for a healthy life. There are many opportunities for kids to keep fit during holidays, depending on their interests, age, talents, and personality. It is good to discuss workout ideas that feel right with your kids. As long as the activity is fun to do, kids don’t mind…

Does Couch to 5K Actually Work?

Couch to 5K

For a long time, I wanted to find an active exercise routine that I can follow. I started asking around to see what people were up to. After a little research, I came across the Couch to 5k program. The idea sounded quite doable, so I decided to give it a try. Given that I am the kind of person who loves new challenges, this one felt…

Our 6 Tips For Running a 5K Marathon

5K Marathon

So, you have signed up for an event or are just thinking about running your first 5K. But have you any idea about what you can expect? If you are able to plan ahead then you will have a smooth run. While there are some things that you cannot control on the day of the race like the weather and the crowd, there a few things that…

My Top Three Scientific Tips for Increased Flexibility

Increased Flexibility

If you are like me and you take your exercise programs seriously, then you recognize the importance of proper stretching before you begin exercising. You will also agree with me that everyone seems to have a different approach when it comes to stretching exercises that improve flexibility. However, there is a right way to stretch and a wrong way to do it. Here are some scientific tips…

Major League Soccer: America’s [Not So] Hidden Gem

Major League Soccer

Quick: name the third most popular team sport in the United States. If you guessed soccer, you would be correct! It ranks behind only baseball and basketball in terms of participation figures. Much of that growth is in the youth ranks, which counts over three million participants in the United States, up nearly 90% from 1990. That widespread popularity is starting to show up in Major League…

Get Good at Grappling: 5 Tips to become a Great Jiujitsu Player

Every jiujitsu practitioner knows how big the game can get. BJJ is a human-like chess game with thousands of moves, each one carefully thought to inflict as much damage possible with minimum effort. Upon an endless sea of moves and strategies, any player can get lost and drown. If you want to start a difficult albeit amazing journey towards a Brazilian jiujitsu blackbelt, you cannot do so…

What Should You Consider When Buying Soccer Shin Guards?

Soccer Shin Guards

Injuries in soccer matches are not uncommon, often resulting in lengthy recuperation periods, reduced performance, and, in worst cases, inability to participate in future soccer matches. Therefore, wearing protective equipment that can protect and minimize the severity of injury from stray tackles should be of utmost importance to any player, whether professional, amateur, or even parents whose kids are participating in soccer matches. It is for that…

Why Parents Should Let Their Kids Play Baseball

Baseball

When it comes to baseball, you’re never too old or too young to play the game. This all-time favorite sport has so much to offer, especially to growing children. Parents should encourage their kids to play baseball. More than just an engaging pastime and physical activity, baseball has long-term health, social, and emotional benefits. Here are five reasons why kids should play baseball: 1. Baseball teaches kids…

8 Amazing Benefits of Drinking Enough Water

Drinking Water

Water isn’t fancy, glamorous, trendy or particularly good-looking. Yet, this humble liquid powerfully impacts your health and sustains your life. Your body is 60 percent water, and to ensure its vitality, you need to drink six to eight 8-ounce glasses of H2O (about half a gallon) daily. But did you know that drinking water will do more than keep you hydrated? Here are eight other amazing things…

Does Acupuncture Really Work?

Acupuncture

Acupuncture has always been and remains a controversial topic in western medicine, and chances are, if you have reached this article, then you too are probably questioning its legitimacy. You’re probably wondering whether or not it really works. Well, to answer that question in a word – yes. Probably. At least it appears to. Many studies over the past decade have found similar results; acupuncture is an…