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Americans love their sports. Playing them, watching them, betting on them, and talking about them. The United States simply cannot get enough of their athletes. Of all the sports Americans love to play — football, basketball, soccer, hockey, baseball, etc. — running happens to be one of the most popular. As a competitive sport, running has been captivating Americans for years. From Jesse Owens to Tyson Gay, American runners have made their country proud in the Olympics and beyond. More generally, the U.S. is host to thousands of marathons, half-marathons, 5Ks, and other races every year.
As an exercise, running may be even more popular. Did you know, for example, that in 2012 more than 57 million Americans — close to 20% of the population — went running or jogging at least once? Perhaps the bet (more…)
Almost every passionate camper, fisherman and hunter knows that the cooler is a vital part of every trip into the wilderness. Whether you choose to invest in a camping cooler, marine cooler or hunting cooler, this important piece of equipment will help you properly store and protect your supplies for the duration of your trip. For this reason, a Cub Scout pack in Michigan is currently devastated and asking for help: their trailer full of supplies, including the cooler they used, was stolen in late April and the pack leaders are worried that their operations will suffer as a result.
In August 2010, a Cub Scout pack in Burton, MI spent $1,200 on a trailer at a local police auction. The group had spent years saving up to make the purchase, (more…)
Americans, it seems, cannot stay put. The American thirst for running is in full force everyday of the year. Every year, more than 500,000 people compete in a marathon. Moreover, about 740 marathons, 2,000 half-marathons, and 15,000 5K events are held in the United States every year. Ultra distance running events aside, Americans love to run as an exercise as well. More than 57 million Americans run or jog at least once every year. Needless to say, running has no shortage of followers in the U.S. (no pun intended).
And why would there be? As an exercise, running is one of the best things you can do for your body. The benefits of running are well-documen (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 […]