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Playing sports as a kid is beneficial on so many levels. Sports instill in children several values that will help them as adults: teamwork, honesty, integrity, discipline, hard work, self-control, etc. Values that will help them understand how to get along with their peers and to have fun while doing it! Kids in the United States certainly love their sports (as do their parents). Roughly 22 million kids under the age of 18 play sports both for and outside of their schools. Soccer in particular has a considerable following. There are nearly 8,200 soccer clubs for children in the U.S. From pee-wee soccer clubs to high school soccer teams, soccer is the sport of choice for many a young student. Although soccer may not have as big a following as other sports like football, basketball, and hockey, it still ins (more…)
Whether it’s the holiday season or you’re exchanging gifts for a loved one’s birthday, trying to find the perfect gift can be both exciting and frustrating, especially if you’re short on gift exchanging ideas. Trying to find just the right gift that’s sure to bring a smile to the recipient’s face can even be stressful. But it doesn’t have to be.
One thing is for certain: you can’t go wrong with custom gifts and almost everyone enjoys sports to some degree. So why not combine the two?
Custom gifts will always hold a special meaning due to their personal touch which adds an element of sentimentality. (more…)
American children are in the midst of a chronic illness epidemic, as instances of childhood obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol have sharply increased over the course of the last two decades.
While there are a number of factors that may be contributing to this, many people including researchers, doctors, parents, and teachers, agree that society’s increased dependence on mobile devices has facilitated a sedentary lifestyle, which in turn, has been a main contributing factor to increased rates of chronic illness.
Thankfully, however, parents and educators can help inspire children to get and stay active by encouraging them to participate in sports. Children who participate in either recreational or organized athletic activities are able to stay physically fit and healt (more…)
As a parent, one of the best things that you can do for your children is to engage them in activities that not only help them get the exercise that they need and keep fit, but also help them to inculcate important life skills and character traits. Playing soccer is excellent in this regard, and […]
Are you looking for a new hobby to enhance your life? How about a fun and engaging exercise regimen to get fit for the summer season? When it comes to enjoying the great outdoors in spectacular fashion, kayaking and fly fishing is the way to go. These beautiful and involving American sports have been enjoyed […]
Outdoor activities are very popular in the United States. People around the country spend an estimated $1.8 billion every year on camping equipment alone. One activity that has gained in popularity in the past few years is rock climbing. Rock climbing walls have gone up all over the country so new climbers can hone their […]