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Outdoor Activities Worth Getting Out Of Bed For

Muggle QuidditchThe problem with trying to get fit is you are also trying to battle something incredibly boring. If something is fun then you’re more likely to do it. For example, how is it that you know all the lyrics to Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang, yet don’t know the Periodic Table. Simple. The Periodic Table is so boring. So, what happens when you apply the same rules to getting fit? Well, you find yourself taking part in some totally alternative activities that grow your smile while shrinking your waistline. Now that is a winning situation. Smiling and sweating, something that was once an oxymoron, and yet now a reality, and one that will let you remain as far away from a serious sportsman as you want.

Quidditch

Okay, so there is no flying in the real sense of the term, but there is a chance to use your imagination in the same way you probably did when you were a kid. Also, who doesn’t want to play Quidditch (except for Piers Morgan who claims to never have read Harry Potter simply because he doesn’t want to concede to JK Rowling)? It may be embarrassing, but it is definitely going to make you smile. Just the names of equipment is going to make you smile, as you run around chasing after Quaffles and Bludgers and Snitches and all sorts. That’s our favourite bit, the Snitch. In the books and the films, it is a little gold ball that has wings and darts about so fast that the Seekers have a real job just keeping their ye on it, nevermind catching it. But, oh no, not in real-life Quidditch, where the Snitch is a tennis ball in a sock that gets tucked into The Snitch Runner’s shorts, who then has to run away from the Seekers. Continue reading

On Your Bike! Why Cycling Is The Perfect Sport To Get Into This Year

cycling-655565_960_720It’s not always easy trying to find the right sport for you. That sport that you can both enjoy and will keep you active. After all, not everyone is going to be really great at a sport that they love. The biggest football fan in the world might still never make it past the twenty-yard line without fumbling the ball and getting taken down. Not only that but there are a lot of sports that require you to buy some pretty expensive equipment or require the use of specialized courts that not everyone has access to. But many of us love a sport so much that we want to really get into and understand it, this means getting involved in it ourselves as well as enjoying the events and culture surrounding it. And there’s one sport that is an absolutely fantastic option for this: cycling. Cycling is one of the best sports out there for both watching and for enjoying yourself and it keeps getting more and more popular every single year. But don’t just take my word for it, here are a few reasons why cycling definitely needs to be the sport that you take up this year.

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