April 2015 5
The “coolest” way to stay cool during the summer is to simply take a dip in a pool! However, staying on top of your pool’s maintenance may seem like an arduous task at first glance, however, in reality it isn’t all that bad. And, isn’t it worth it to stay cool this summer? Definitely!
All pools are different, and so are their individual maintenance needs. However, all pools have one thing in common: they need to be kept clean. The secret to having a pristine, sparkling blue pool is regular, routine maintenance. If you decide to tackle common pool problems such as murky water or broken Energy Star certified pumps, it’s important to always adhere to the manufacturer’s instructions. Even if you choose to use a service (more…)
Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s the perfect time to begin planning your outdoor adventures for the season. Camping, hiking, hunting, and fishing are all summertime favorites in the United States. More than 43 million people go camping each year, around 38 million go hiking, and another 38 million like to hunt and fish, as well. If you’re planning on taking part in any of these activities, it is crucial that you have the right supplies for your trip.
How can you assess your hunting, hiking, and camping needs? Here’s a simple checklist you can use to start preparing:
Most people know that when you go camping you need a tent, but what else should you have? Sleeping bags and backpacks, if you’re planning to hike a bit, are important. You should also (more…)
Cheerleading is well-known for being a challenging and engrossing sport, combining aspects of dance and gymnastics to create stunning displays of athleticism. As a result, this activity is a great way for children to connect with their peers, exercise and improve their coordination. However, these athletes also need plenty of dedication, ambition and a willingness to work hard if they are to meet various goals and support their team, especially if they are involved in competitive cheerleading. For this reason, many cheerleaders spend time working with a private cheerleading coach to help them reach their full potential. But is this choice right for your child? Read on to learn about the many benefits of working with a private cheerleading coach.
Private Cheerleading Coaches Can Have an (more…)
Are you having difficulty getting your child engaged in sports, but want them to participate in an after school program or some kind of active activity over the summer months? Your child isn’t alone–only one in three children do some kind of physical activity every day–but those statistics are worrying, especially given that kids are now likely to spend at least seven and a half hours per day in front of a screen of some kind–be it a computer screen, TV screen, or video game screen. Children especially, need time outside being active for healthy bodies and minds. For an after school activity, martial arts classes are a great possibility for children who don’t (more…)
Running may not get as much attention as other sports in the U.S. such as football or basketball (or, really, anything with a ball) but it is still highly regarded by athletes and health-enthusiasts alike. There are quite a few runners in this country. In 2012, for example, more than 57 million people ran or jogged at least once. That same year, more than 15,000 5K races were held, and more than $3.09 billion running shoes were sold alone! Ultra distance running events, such as the marathon, are also popular in this country.
Why is running so popular? Besides the fact that it is a competitive sport, running is also an excellent form of aerobic exercise and is fantastic for your health. The U.S. Department of Health acknowledges as much, considering it recommends that adults get at least two and a half h (more…)
The world is a dangerous place. For those that work a dangerous field, the right equipment can be the one thing standing between a person and death. Body armor for police knows this and prepares for this with state-of-the-art materials that can withstand punctures, heavy temperatures and extreme conditions. A tactical plate carrier, steel-toed boots […]
When you think about it…most of the world’s cultures have some connection to the water. After all, it’s estimated as much as 90% of the Earth’s surface is covered in oceans. Why wouldn’t boating, fishing, swimming, surfing and diving be some of the most ancient and beloved ways of enjoying the great outdoors? When you […]
Water sports are an entertaining and athletic way to enjoy the summer water. Watersports include water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skiing, tubing, and even kayaking. In just 2016, 13.8% of the U.S. population six and up participated in water sports. Wakeboarding is one of the most common water sports. In 2015, over 3.2 million people participated […]