If You Want to Start Running, Then You Should Start Now

In the United States each year, there are more than 570 marathons. Thousands of runners prepare almost year-round for them, and if it is your goal to participate in a marathon, then to just start running can be the hardest part. Here are three tips to get you started so that you can be better

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Running Is Not As Simple As Putting One Foot in Front of the Other

Most people do not know how to run. Seriously. If you cannot find a beginner running program somewhere in your area, at least look up some running tips for beginners, or even a running plan for beginners. In doing so, you are preparing yourself to treat your body better, and are then able to get

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Want to Start Running, but Not Sure Where to Begin?

The health benefits of running are undeniable. Running can help you lose weight, reduce stress, prevent disease, and make you happier. It is hard to ignore the effect of endorphins after a good run. If you are a running beginner, then it is wise to do a little research before strapping on your sneakers and

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Three Running Tips Every Beginner Should Know

Have you decided to start running? Running is a favorite sport of many, and over a billion pairs of running shoes are sold every year worldwide. Every mile that you run, you burn about 100 calories. Running, like anything, requires commitment and preparation beforehand. Just like you would not try to bake a cake with

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Get in Step With the Best Beginner Running Plan

Perhaps you would like to improve your overall fitness level, or return to your ideal weight. As a form of exercise, running can be the best way to achieve these goals both efficiently and quickly. If you are in the beginnings running, however, you will want to approach it both smartly and safely. When you

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Benefits of Your Own Backyard Ice Rink

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The sport of ice hockey is drastically increasing. More people are following professional hockey than ever before. More people, including young children and teens, are learning the sport and participating in hockey. In 2014 alone, the number of participants (aged six and older) in ice skating amounted to approximately 10.65 million. What if you and your children could practice your ice skating and ice hockey skills right in your own backyard? With a little planning and work, you can. Building backyard rinks also provide many benefits.

Increase in physical activity
Most Americans, both children and adults alike, do not get enough exercise. We are stuck behind computers for much of the work day. We come home and immediately turn on the TV. Children jump into video games and

Want To Coach Soccer? Here’s What You Should Know First

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Ready to dive into the world of soccer coaching? If you have reservations, never fear — learning how to coach soccer is one of the most engaging career fields around. The United States has never been wanting for an active sports culture and, thanks to ongoing studies finding correlations between increased physical health and happier hearts, more people are trying to learn how to play soccer more than ever before.

How Popular Is Soccer?

Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world. When it comes to the United States? Let’s just say it’s about as American as apple pie. It’s estimated 60% of children play organized sports in America outside of scheduled school activitie

Take a Break From Life WIth a Camping Trip

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All work and no play make for a very dull life, which is why it’s so important to have a hobby or two to keep life fun. Whether you choose to spend weekends camping, fishing or perusing a local gun shop for a new hunting gun or some target practice, there are opportunities for adventure all around us. Similarly, there are shops and entire businesses throughout the U.S. that cater to the adventurer in all of us, and sell stuff like adventure clothing, climbing gear, fishing tackle, hunting gear, and so much more.

No matter what hobby you enjoy, you’re sure to find a local shop selling everything you could possibly need to make your adventure a success. Not only is this good news for people who enjoy hobbies like hunting,

The Value of Team Uniforms for Players and Fans

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Sports have evolved over time. While often the core of the game will remain the same, advents in technology have allowed for the increased design of safety equipment and uniforms for athletes, to make them both safe and recognizable.

The early beginnings of sports go back centuries. Lacrosse, for instance, may have originated as early as 1100 AD. It was well established in Canada by the 17th century. The first official baseball game was played in 1846. Today, baseball has spread worldwide. More than 100 countries are a part of the International Baseball Federation.

Athletic uniforms have changed over time. The Cleveland Indians were the first team in baseball to wear numbered uniforms in 1916, 70 years after the first official baseball game was played. Even equipment has changed. In 1986, the color

Why Cheerleaders Never Get the Blues

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It’s all about the team spirit. Now that the feeling of fall is in the air, all the hard work and practice begins to pay off with the excitement of school matches. Cheerleaders with their stunning routines, cheers and bright metallic cheer poms are an essential part of sport. And cheer leading in turn becomes an important part of their lives.


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If you’re a Team mom, cheerleading coach or athletic director, you’re likely always looking for a something to give your team an extra burst of energy and color. Whether it’s plastic megaphones or metallic cheer poms, you’re ready to try anything new. Custom pom poms are an easy way to m

10 Fun Facts About Cheerleading That Will Blow Your Socks Off

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If an American was to ask a foreigner about American culture, they would probably explain Hollywood, Thanksgiving, football, and cheerleading.

Cheerleading is a quintessential American sport because it barely exists in other countries. But while the average person thinks that cheerleaders are just girls who flounce on the football field with cheerleader pom poms, this is untrue. In reality, this sport has a very interesting and complex history. Here are some interesting facts about cheerleading that are quite surprising.

1. Cheerleading started out as an all male sport in the late 1800s at Princeton University. Since then it has grown to be a female dominant activity, but many famous Amer

Finding Fun Ways to Stay Fit

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Everyone seems to have a struggle at some point or another with being healthy. It comes a bit more easily to some than it does to others, but most people have to put in at least some effort in order to stay fit. There are many different aspects to think about when you attempt to tackle the broad idea of maintaining your overall health. This could include dental and ocular health, maintaining reasonable blood pressure and cholesterol, finding the right balance in diet, and finding the right activity to improve and maintain physical fitness. Sometimes all of that can feel a bit overwhelming and tedious. But what might help is switching things up a bit so that you are not tempted to fall into a slump of boredom and monotony.

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Don’t Give Up! Have the Home of Your Dreams

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Too many people give up on their dreams. They think their dreams are unobtainable because of a bunch of reasons, when really they are just excuses for being lazy. If you work for it, you can have that dream job, dream life, and dream home you have always wanted.

The dream job just needs to be worked at and it’s important you never give up. Even if you have years of failure, remain persistent and it’ll work out eventually.

Your dream house is even easier to obtain than a dream job. But still, too many people give up on their dream home because of excuses. Yes, doing these things cost money and a lot of it. But if you plan years ahead and set a realistic budget, you’ll absolutely be able to do any of these things.

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Gymnastics Classes Bring a Healthy Life to Young and Old

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If you’ve ever watched the Olympic Games on television, it’s likely that you have seen the sport of gymnastics. When watching, it could be very easy to get caught up in how amazing the most elite gymnastic athletes on the planet are. How they do such complicated vaulting and contorting while making it all look so effortless. When you think about it, you realize how exceptionally trained each one of these talented gymnasts are. You probably also realize that they have been training for years and years. What you may not pause to think about is that they started very young and they all started at the beginning with gymnastics classes in their local area.

As far as sports go, you’d be hard pressed to find one that has been around longer. For 2,000 years, human beings have contorted their bodies,

Do You Remember How Old You Were When You Learned to Ride a Bike?

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Father’s Day 2014.
The 16-year old daughter had thought of the perfect gift.
Even though her father was a serious bike rider who had competed in at least 12 different triathlons, she had never even learned to ride a bike. At first, it was because she was a gymnast. She could not afford to get hurt and miss gymnastics practice. That excuse worked until she was 15, but then she had quit gymnastics, moved onto cross country running and distance running for the high school team. Now, the fact of the matter was she was scared. And old. Too old to learn how to ride a bike, that’s for sure.
With the help of some really good family friends, the 16-year old who knew everything about keeping her balance on a four inch wide beam, but nothing about balancing on a seat between two wheels, decided to conquer what mos