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Bored of hitting the gym every day this summer? Don’t fret! Fitness can be achieved through fun sports too. There are several fun sports that can help you achieve great health and fitness.

Summer Sport # 1: Tennis

Tennis is undoubtedly the best way to pass your time leisurely and improve your health. Playing tennis helps in moving your body and keeps your mind alert. Since it is a low-impact sport, you don’t need a lot of strength and skills to play the game. Hence a good option for toning.

Summer Sport # 2: Football

Football or soccer is one of the best summer sports, as it engages players to run fast and slow – with sudden balance shifts. This helps to build stamina and works for interval training too. Being a continuous game, it is extremely effective for fitness and cardiovascular health.

Summer Sport # 3: Cricket

This favorite Indian sport provides a number of benefits to its player along with gallons of excitement. Cricket helps in endurance, stamina, balance and co-ordination and physical fitness. It also improves hand-eye co-ordination.

Summer Sport # 4: Frisbee

Frisbee is a swift and easy sport which can be played with anyone, anywhere. Besides adding the fun quotient, this has health benefits too. Throwing a Frisbee is a good cardio-vascular workout; it uses your thigh muscles and arms too. It improves balance and helps to develop better landing skills.

 

Summer Sport # 5: Volleyball

Summer volleyball is one of the best sports workouts. This sport helps you burn calories and improves your muscular system.

Summer Sport # 6: Cycling

Cycling is a good summer sport option, because you don’t need company. All you have to do is pick your bicycle and race for good health. Cycling helps to build strength, tones muscles, builds stamina, burns calories, improves heart health and reduces stress.

Summer Sport # 7: Swimming

Swimming is the best way to help your body cool down during summer. Since, swimming involves your entire body; it is the best full-body workout. It helps you to relax, builds endurance, tones your muscles, maintains a healthy weight and improves flexibility.

Summer Sport # 8: Dancing

Dance is an amazingly fun activity. It allows people to enjoy, socialize and develop creative skills. Dancing for 30 minutes helps to keep the body active, helps to improve strength and flexibility, improves posture and balance, reduces stress levels and burns calories.

Summer Sport # 9: Badminton

Racquet sport is good for people of all ages. Badminton helps to burn calories, maintains healthy weight, and improves cardiovascular fitness.

Summer Sport # 10: Hiking

Hiking is a good recreational activity. It helps to improve muscular fitness, reduce depression, maintains healthy weight and lubricates your joints well. So, plan a trek this weekend to enjoy a peaceful traffic-less zone.

(By Renita Tisha Pinto)

When learning to play tennis, only the basic equipment needs to be purchased. You can purchase a complete outfit made by any major manufacturer of sporting goods. These include Nike, Adidas, Prince, Wilson, Head, and there still many more out there selling good products. Players can move on to more expensive styles in racquets and clothes after their tennis training has been completed or when you start to play some of the local tennis leagues. The salesmen at a sports equipment outlet will be a good guide to make sure they have everything they need.

 

Tennis apparel is athletic wear, so function is key. You’ll be running much of the time when you play tennis, so choose shorts or warm up pants that won’t bunch up and limit your mobility. Running shorts might be a good choice if you aren’t buying tennis-specific apparel. Make sure your clothing is snug around your waist. If it’s too tight, you’ll have problems when you turn your core on serves and groundstrokes. If it’s too lose, it might start slipping when you run and jump.

Take time to go out and shop around for your outfit. If you do not have a lot of spare time or you hate to think about spending time at the mall on your day off, look on the internet. Online stores are great source for those who are looking for new tennis clothes.

Playing tennis is all about sudden starts and stops, as well as moving quickly from side to side. The trouble is that, during extreme stopping, cornering, and pivoting, if the sneaker’s outsole is too rigid, the tennis player loses contact with the playing surface, which results in a loss of footing. That is why you need proper pair of tennis shoes. Nike, Adidas, Sergio Tacchini or Lacoste are market best sellers these days.

What about tennis rackets? Choosing racket is most important thing in tennis world. When it comes to buying one you can consult your tennis coach or tennis racket expert for advice on the brand of racket that is most likely to fit specific requirements. Testing out different brands is the best way to find the right match. Popular brands are Babolat, Dunlop, Fischer, Avery, Gamma, Head, Prince, Volkl and Wilson. Length and racket weight are the most important when choosing.

Most tennis rackets weigh between 8.5 and 12.5 ounces. In general, lighter rackets are easier to swing. The standard tennis racket length is 27 inches. While the rules of tennis allow rackets to measure up to 32 inches, most tennis rackets measure from 27 to 28 inches. Because the grip is the tennis player’s link between the tennis racket and player body, grip comfort is of great importance. Grips typically range from 4 inches to 4 7/8 inches in circumference. Most adult tennis players use grips between 4 1/4 inches and 4 5/8 inches.

(From :http://making-baby-food.org/tennis-clothes-and-rackets-for-beginners/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tennis-clothes-and-rackets-for-beginners )

Talking about the sports all around the world, there are thousands of sports with varying popularity in different countries. Sports like Basketball and American football in are most popular in America, Cricket in India, Australia and soccer in UK. Some of sports are local and some are global. The top sports that have dominated in terms of popularity around the world are football, cricket, tennis and others. So the top ten sports are:

Top 10 sports in the world

1: Soccer

Soccer

Soccer

Among all the globular sports named as the King of Sports football is the most popular sports in the world.Especially its popularity is high in Europe,Asia,Africa and South America.With around 5 billion viewers around the world Soccer is the highest viewed most popular and top sport among the top 10 sports in world.

2: Cricket

Cricket

Cricket

After football the sports after which peoples are more crazy is cricket undoubtly. Especially in Australia, England, Africa, West Indies, Pakistan and India craze of cricket is very high. Players like Sachin Tendulkar have expanded the popularity of cricket with their huge contribution. With around 4 billion fans around the world cricket is the second popular game among top sports after football.

3:Tennis

Tennis

Tennis

Tennis is another famous sport in the recent world. The prestigious tournaments like wimbledon, Australian open, French open, Shanghais Open and many others. The great players like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Djokovic, and William Sisters are the icon for tennis. With around 2 billion viewers around the world it is 3rd most popular sport in world after cricket and football.

4 : Hockey

Mainly famous in European, Asian and Australian Countries Hockey is the fourth most popular sport in the world with around a billion fans over the world. There are many formats in hockey played like ice hickey, air hockey and field hockey. It is played between two team consisting 11 players each.
5 : Volleyball

Volleyball is the game played between two teams separated by a net with 6 players in each team. It is famous all over the world.With about 800 million viewers all over the world volleyball is 5th most wanted sport in the world.

6 : Golf

Golf is the longest of all the sports in world.It is played by individual players which includes spotting the ball into the hole by the golf bat.Players like Tiger Woods has expanded its glory all over the world.With around 600 million viewers it is ranked as the 6th most popular game in the world.

7 : American Football

American football is the game played between two teams with 11 players each team.It is mainly popular in U.S.A and other American countries. With around 400 million fans around the globe it the 7th highest most popular sport in the world.

8 : Basketball  

Basketball is on the rapid increasing in terms of popularity. Especially among the teenagers of world its the most wanted game. Basketball is also a game between two teams with 5 players playing in court. It is most popular especially in American countries.With around 350 million viewers and fans it is the 8th among the most popular sports.

9 : Table Tennis  

Table Tennis named as TT is the game played between two player in the tennis board with net between two players.It is world widely most famous especially among the youths and school students. With around 300 million total viewers and fans it is the 9th most wanted game of the world.

10 : Baseball    

Baseball is also one of the most popular games played around the corners of world.It is also the game played between two teams consisting nine players each.It mostly popular in America and Japan.With more than 200 million fans around the world baseball is 10th among the list of most popular games played all around the the world.

(Source: http://www.sportapex.com/2011/05/top-ten-sports-in-world.html )

Which sport is your favorite? No matter what sport is, remember ”Enjoy your Sporting Life and sports for life“.

I want to introduce a fun video game, it’s Wii Sports.

Wii Sports

Game Overview

Bundled with Wii, Wii Sports introduces a whole new way to play your game.

Features

  • Play Tennis, Baseball, Golf, Bowling and Boxing in the comfort of one’s living room. No ball boys scurrying about, no oil from the alleys to get players dirty and no rain to keep anyone from a day at the court, park or course. Use the Wii Remote controller to mimic the actions of swinging a racket, bat or club, roll a ball down an alley or bring the left jab.
  • Players can use their own Mii caricatures in the game and play them against their friends’ Miis for a more personalized experience. As players improve, their Miis’ skill levels will increase, so that they can see exactly how much better they’ve become.
  • People of all skill levels can pick up and play any of the games in the unprecedented Wii Sports package, making this truly a title for everyone!

Sport Game Details

Tennis (1-4 players): Players grab the Wii Remote like a racket and swing – the game registers forehands, backhands, volleys, lobs, slices, spin and power depending on how fast the user swings and at what angle. Don’t worry about moving around the court to get to the ball – the game automatically moves players into position.

Baseball (1-2 players): Players grip the Wii Remote like a bat and swat fastballs out of the park, or fire a fastball over the plate with a flick of their wrist. Timing and bat speed will make all the difference between going yard and whiffing, so keep an eye on the ball and swing for the fences. In the two-player game, one player pitches and the other bats – all fielding and running is automatic, so that players can focus on the action.

Golf (1-4 players): Step up to the tee, hold the Wii Remote like a golf club and swing naturally to smack the ball onto the green. The harder players swing the club, the farther the ball will fly. Be careful, though – if players swing too hard, their ball will fly out of control, so they should be sure to take some practice swings before going for the pin. After reaching the green, line up putts carefully, practice the stroke and try to hole out.

Bowling (1-4 players): Players raise the Wii Remote in their hand just like a bowling ball, and then swing their arms to roll the ball. The speed of the swing and the angle at which they release the ball affects the ball’s spin, so it will take some practice to master control over the ball and knock down the pins.

Boxing (1-2 players): Using the Nunchuk controller as one glove and the Wii Remote as the other, players dodge, weave and punch their opponents. Players hold their hands high to guard their faces or low to block their torsos. They punch high to hit their opponents’ faces or low to get under their guard for a body blow. Swing both arms left or right to sidestep oncoming blows and move into position for a devastating knockout.

This is what video games should be: fun for everyone. Wii Sports offers five distinct sports experiences, each using the Wii Remote controller to provide a natural, intuitive and realistic feel. To play a Wii Sports game, all you need to do is pick up a controller and get ready for the pitch, serve or that right hook. If you’ve played any of these sports before, you’re ready for fun!


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