Archive for the ‘Sports and Fitness’ Category

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How to Stay Fit and Healthy

Three Methods:Making a Plan to Stay Fit and HealthyEating to Help You Stay HealthyMaintaining Your Healthy LifestyleCommunity Q&A You did it! You met your fitness goal! Now that you have achieved some of your health-related goals, you’ll need to focus on staying in shape and maintaining a healthy diet. You may have changed a lot of things about what you eat, your lifestyle, and/or your exercise routine. Sometimes keeping up with all the great changes you’ve made to be more fit or healthy can be daunting. Many people have difficulty…

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How to Stay Cool While Working With Horses Over the Summer

Four Parts:ClothesWhile WorkingWhile RidingOther WaysCommunity Q&A Summer can get very hot. While working and riding at a horse barn, it is important to stay cool, and not get over heated. However, it is also important to dress appropriately for being around horses. Part 1 Clothes 1 Wear moisture wicking clothes. Moisture wicking clothes (including under wear and bras) help to wick the moisture off your body, keeping you cooler. There are even moisture wicking show clothes for hot weather. 2 Wear light colored clothes. Dark clothes tend to trap more…

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How to Start Your Own Sports Team

Would you like to create and run your own amateur sports team? Most cities and regions have recreational sports teams participating in team sports. Follow this guide, and you will be on your way to running your own amateur sports team. 1 Choose the sport you wish to participate in. Inexpensive team sports are the best options if you are on a tight budget. Soccer, ball hockey, basketball and beach volleyball all commonly have leagues in each city. 2 Find a league that is at your level of play. Unless…

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How to Start Walking for Exercise

Three Parts:Preparing for your walksSetting out on your walkImproving your performanceCommunity Q&A Walking is a basic movement we use every day, but it can require discipline to walk enough to gain health benefits. It’s recommended that individuals take at least 10,000 steps each day for exercise, which can be easily measured by a pedometer. Read on for other tips on starting a walking regimen. Part 1 Preparing for your walks 1 Find a good place to walk. Generally, the locations for walking have a flat terrain, straight path, smooth surface…

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How to Start Jogging

Three Parts:Preparing to StartGetting StartedMaintaining Your PracticeCommunity Q&A The benefits of regular exercise are by now well known and well documented, and running for 30-40 minutes three times a week can be a fantastic way to build stamina and muscle while losing fat.[1] That all sounds great, but how do you get started if you’re new to running? Read on to find out. Part 1 Preparing to Start 1 Determine what you’ll need from your running shoes. Running requires very little equipment, but the one requirement it does have–good, supportive…

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How to Start a School Soccer Team

Many schools throughout the world have sports teams, and they are a great way to get to know people and have fun. Would you like to start one in your school? Here’s how. 1 Talk to your teachers. They would like to know about this idea and would probably help and improve it, and give good ideas for running a team. 2 Once you have permission to get a team together, find a coach. A good coach knows how the game works, the positions, rules, and drills for practice. Don’t…

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How to Start a Race

Two Methods:Starting a Competitive Track RaceStarting A Long Distance RaceCommunity Q&A The shorter the distance, the more important the start is. There are different starting positions for sprints and longer races, and a whole new set of concerns if you’re competing in a long distance run. For all races, dedicated training is the best way to improve everything from your starting technique to your finishing record. Method 1 Starting a Competitive Track Race Sprinting 1 Use a starting block for sprints. Blocks are encouraged for the 100m, 200m, and 400m…

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How to Start a Relay for Life Team

Relay for Life is a 24-hour event on your community’s local track and football field, dedicated to people cancer has affected in any way. This event was created by the ACS, or American Cancer Society. If there is a Relay for Life scheduled for your community, make a team and join in! Read this article to find out how. 1 Ask about 15 close friends or family members if they are interested. If they are, write down their names, and ask for team name ideas and possible fundraising methods. 2…

postheadericon How to Start a Prank Wave at Summer Camp

How to Start a Prank Wave at Summer Camp

You are at camp and you like pranks. A fun thing you can do is start a prank wave, which is many small pranks happening over a short period of time. 1 You need a plan before you do anything. You need to decide: who to prank – everyone, or a small group? Who will you do it with? Get some friends. 2 You need to have some type of schedule, so you can see where who needs to be when and where. It is essential to figure out when…

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How to Start an Ab Workout

Three Parts:Targeting Your AbsStarting a RoutineGetting the Most Out of Your WorkoutCommunity Q&A There are so many benefits for working out your abs, including stronger bones and muscles, better heart health, maintaining a healthy weight, and just feeling better about yourself. Having a strong core not only looks good, but it feels good too. It might seem impossible to start an ab workout if you’ve got next to no core strength, but just a few minutes a day can make a big difference. Part 1 Targeting Your Abs 1 Start…