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5 Things Every Running Beginner Should Know

Becoming a runner for the first time isn’t for the faint of heart. But, it also gives you a sense of achievement and freedom you can’t find anywhere else. Running is healthy, boosts energy levels and promotes good mental health. In fact, there aren’t many downsides to taking up running. However, if you’re starting to run for the first time, there are a few things you should keep in mind. Take a look at these tips.

Keep in Mind That It Will Be Hard

One of the first things you’ll need to do is motivate yourself. Even when you’ve been running for a while and you’re fully aware of the benefits, motivation is still hard. Once you’ve found the motivation you need, you may find that the first half of your journey is easy. But, most runners usually hit a wall halfway through and find it difficult to carry on. Once you’ve done a few runs, you’ll have the added struggle of running while your muscles and joints are sore. It’s important to remember that your first few runs may not be easy, but it will get better if you’re willing to push through.

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It’s Never Too Late To Turn To Sport

Some people are sedentary for the majority of their lives. While being sedentary is the easiest thing to do in the short term, it definitely isn’t the healthiest. Plus, it will 100% cause you more problems in the long term. Failing to get daily exercise and the minimum recommended number of steps a day (5000) can leave you with a weak immune system, heart disease, and many other issues.

If you’ve been sedentary for most of your life, you might think that it’s too late to turn to sport. Well, that’s where you’re wrong. It’s never too late to turn to sport; there are athletes aged 80-95 who are still killing it on the track and field. Even if you’re young but feel you have no ‘natural talent’ – newsflash: hardly anybody has natural talent! Some kids are sent to dance school while they’re young and become incredible dancers. They still have to work for it. Everybody has to work for something they want to be good at. You can’t use ‘natural ability’ as an excuse not to do something. Here are some ideas that could help you turn your life around before you experience difficult health issues:

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Move Over Surfers, the Paddle Board Is Here to Take Over!

One of the most enjoyable water sports to try on holiday is surfing. It’s fun, it’s easy to learn and there are very few accidents that can happen as a result of it. It doesn’t take long to get started and with so many instructors around at these holiday locations, you’re going to feel more than welcome into their surfing communities. However, surfing has one major flaw that people don’t seem to realize: it needs waves.

One of the most disappointing holiday experiences you could have is visiting a country that has a reputation for surfing, only to find out that you came during the wrong season. It’s an honest mistake that a lot of people make, and it’s not like your holiday has suddenly been wasted. But going to Hawaii for surfing and only being able to party and walk around is a bit disappointing.

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Why Would Anyone Play Indoor Soccer Over Outdoors? Here Are 4 Reasons

When it comes to sports, there’s nothing quite like a pure and clean game of soccer. There’s teamwork, individual skill and plenty of tricks involves that can set you apart from other players. It’s currently played by over 250 million people in over 200 countries, making it the world’s most popular sport. The rules are simple, the game can easily be set up, and it’s a lot of fun with your friends.

With such a loyal following, it makes you wonder why indoor soccer was ever invented. Out of all the indoor sports you could play, it doesn’t quite make sense why you would confine yourself to a gym or court instead of simply playing outside. However, here are 4 reasons why you should give indoor soccer a try no matter what skill level you are or how often to play soccer with your friends.

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The Best Trips To Take With The Family

Even though summer is coming to a close, there’s never a bad time of year to take a trip out with the family for a day or a weekend. This doesn’t have to mean a few days of sun in Europe or along the coast. A trip with the family just needs to be an adventure, and there are many different ways in which you could find something to get the whole family pumped for some bonding time.

At the end of the day, what matters most is that you’re all spending time together. It doesn’t matter what you do so much as who you’re spending it with. That being said, there are good trips to take and bad trips. A history lesson at the local museum might not be exactly what your children were hoping for when they wanted a break from school more than anything else. Here are some ideas for the best trips you could take with the family during this summer or perhaps even autumn if you need a little planning time.

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Exploring The Risks Of Different Sports

We love our sports on this little section of the web, and we’re sure you do too. But that doesn’t change the fact that sports can actually be very dangerous. If you’re not careful, you can get seriously hurt playing certain sports. In fact, you might be surprised by just how dangerous some of your favorite sports actually are. Let’s start by thinking about American Football.

A Nasty Bump On The Head

You might think that American Football is safer than something like Rugby. On the surface, the main difference seems to be that in American Football you are given a lot more padding. Of course, that wasn’t always the case, and when the sport first started, athletes were using leather caps which was why they were popularly referred to as ‘leatherheads.’ Of course, back then there wasn’t an issue with steroid usage in these types of sports, but that’s a discussion for another day. So what is the danger of playing American football.

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The Sports You Might Not Have Heard About Before

Are you a keen sports fan? Think you know all there is to know about sports? Take a look at this list of sports you might not have heard about before, and you’ll realize there is a lot more to sports than football and hockey, as fantastic as they are…

Slamball

Like basketball? Enjoy trampolining? You’ll love Slamball – a sport which combines the two. In Slamball, players use strategically placed trampolines to make the act of slam dunking the ball much easier and a lot more fun too. Unlike basketball, Slamball is a full contact sport, where players can often be seen slamming their bodies together in mid-air, which means it’s quite aggressive and broken bones and bruising are not uncommon.

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Why You Need to Spend More Time in Nature

Too few people turn to nature when they need a break. An outdoor adventure really might be the precise thing you need; people need breaks when they’ve had enough of their everyday reality, and that reality is rarely something that involves the beauty of the outdoors. It usually involves drab offices, endless computer use, uncomfortable commutes, stressful obligations. It gets suffocating, stressful, boring.

Outdoor breaks can be great for your mental and physical health; not only do many of them require more from your from a physical standpoint, but the temporary severing between you and the dry modern world of technology and business can do wonders for your stress levels and overall positivity. Here are just a few of the benefits that nature can provide to you!

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