Archive for the ‘Sports and Fitness’ Category

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How to Be Happy With Your Body

Being happy with your body isn’t always easy, especially for girls (and some guys) these days with all of the stars and models looking perfect (Great majority with plastic surgery). Here are a few tips on how to try to make yourself feel better in your skin. 1 Look in the mirror without clothing and find things that you are happy with. Whether you like your curves or not, there is something there that you can appreciate. 2 After you find something, find clothes that will embrace the area. 3…

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How to Be Graceful

Three Parts:Looking GracefulActing GracefulTreating Others with GraceCommunity Q&A Being graceful is about more than just not tripping over yourself. It’s not only a way of carrying your body, but of maintaining control over your actions as well as your thoughts. People who are graceful are naturally elegant without being aloof, and they care for other people and treat them with respect. Even if you’re famous for walking into doors, you too can be graceful with a bit of hard work. Part 1 Looking Graceful 1 Be comfortable in your own…

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How to Be Good at Sports

Four Parts:Developing the Right MindsetTraining Your SkillsHoning Your BodySucceeding in CompetitionCommunity Q&A If sports are something that interests you, it stands to reason you would want to be good at them. Succeeding at a sport takes skill, and skill takes patience and determination. However, there are other things you need to think about if you want to be a good sports player. Skill alone may take you far, but you’ll never go all the way unless you have the right attitude and team spirit to back it up. Part 1…

postheadericon How to Be Good at Basketball Immediately

How to Be Good at Basketball Immediately

We’ve all had that moment where we were the lone player to be picked at recess, gym, or just hanging out and haven’t the slightest clue about basketball or its rules. However, there have been a fair share of players that started out not knowing what they were doing, and still contributed to wins. 1 Know some basics: This is all you need to know: Your team wants to put the ball through the hoop. Your team also wants to stop the other team from getting down the court. Don’t…

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How to Begin Weight Training

Three Parts:Getting Ready to TrainStarting Your Weight Training ProgramIncreasing How Much Weight You LiftCommunity Q&A To possess a leaner, stronger physique, a progressive strength training regimen is integral. Building more muscles offer a host of health benefits, but for many people, getting started with weight training is a lot more intimidating than running on a treadmill or taking an aerobics class. Progression begins with setting fitness goals and meeting them with success starts with upholding proper techniques. Part 1 Getting Ready to Train 1 Set your realistic goals. There are…

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How to Begin Exercising With an Exercise Ball

]]For those that are quite a bit out of shape, the exercise ball can seen to be heaven sent. It makes exercising fun and non-stressful. No matter what your physical conditioning, you can get some type of benefit from an exercise ball. 1 See a doctor. It is always a good idea to talk to a doctor before starting any fitness regime. This would especially apply if you have any spinal issues. 2 Be sure that you are in a proper sitting position. Have your back straight and your feet…

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How to Be Flexible

Four Methods:Dynamic StretchingStatic StretchingStretching Safely and EffectivelyOther Flexibility-Enhancing ActivitiesCommunity Q&A Flexibility can be an asset in gymnastics, dance, and most sports, as well as helping to prevent the risk of injury during any form of physical activity. The number one way to increase flexibility is by stretching – using both dynamic stretches (before a workout) and static stretches (after a workout). Using these methods, increasing your flexibility is actually pretty simple, all it takes is dedication and patience. See below for sample stretching exercises, along with tips on the safest…

postheadericon How to Be Fit Without Stressing Out

How to Be Fit Without Stressing Out

It’s hard to exercise all the time. Most people are way too tired in the mornings to convince themselves to wake up an hour earlier to RUN in a cold garage. Buying a bunch of fancy exercise equipment can just lead to a waste of money and the said equipment collecting dust. There is a way of exercising without stressing out and buying a bunch of things. 1 Play a Sport. This is the single easiest way to get in shape. Honestly, who wants to run on the treadmill every…

postheadericon How to Be Flexible (for Children)

How to Be Flexible (for Children)

Do you want to be flexible? Read this and you will be flexible in no time. 1 First stretch your legs. Maybe do some one leg push-ups, high kicks or make your own stretches. Do this only for 10-25 minutes. 2 Now stretch your arms and warm them up, only for about 7 minutes this time. 3 The first thing you need to do is learn the splits. Go on YouTube and find split stretches and that will help do them every day for 45 minutes for a month. Find…

postheadericon How to Be Energetic when You Are Playing a Sport

How to Be Energetic when You Are Playing a Sport

Looking to be more energetic during sports and to play your best? Read on. 1 Get a good night’s sleep. Sometimes it’s hard to go to sleep when you are nervous, like about a big game, but try to relax. Sleep is a necessity to play your best. 2 Eat well. You should eat a well-balanced meal 2-4 hours before you start, and a carb-loaded snack such as a bagel with peanut-butter less than 2 hours before you start. Don’t eat directly before a game or session, however, or the…