Starting Out In Sport And Exercise

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Want to start taking some exercise, but don't know which sport to go for? Want to try something new, but a bit nervous? Then this is the section for you.

  • Cycling Your Way To Fitness - Stationery Exercise Bikes - Still A Top Choice For Overall Fitness
    by C.J. Gustafson
    For many people, exercise bikes provide a fun, consistent,reasonable means of exercising, improving cardio functions, and losing weight.

  • A Few Basic Snowboard Tricks for the Beginner
    by Mayoor Patel
    As snowboarding continues to become a popular pastime for more and more young people, it is only natural that a few basic moves (or tricks) have become common among snowboard enthusiasts. After developing your basic skills, the beginner may want to master a few of these tricks.

  • Learn To Ski On Vacation
    by Chris Snow
    You can plan a family ski vacation even if no one knows how to ski. You can learn the sport while on vacation and have a great time.

  • How To Exercise: Choosing The Right Type Of Exercise For You
    by Ray Kelly
    So, you've decided you wnat to get fit, but how do you chose what exercise or sport is right for you?

  • Whitewater Kayaking 101: A Beginner's Guide
    by E. J. Seyer
    The tendency to gloss over important lessons is one reason you should learn from a certified instructor trained to communicate everything you need to know to get started whitewater kayaking.

  • Top Reasons To Try Martial Arts
    by Javier Lozano, Jr.
    Just about everyone knows about the popular martial arts, such as Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Kung Fu and Tai Chi...some people have even thought about trying out a class. Bt have you ever actually done it? Do you need a reason?

  • Mountain Biking - Great Exercise and Fun
    by David Chandler
    Mountain biking is a great way to explore the great outdoors,
    exercising and having fun.

  • The Power Workout
    by Christopher Guerriero
    Not enough hours in the day? Feeling the crunch when it comes to finding time for just your own needs? You may be surprised to hear that you can enjoy the benefits of a regular exercise program in as little as three hours per week.

  • Bicycling Gear - Seven of My Favorites
    By Kathryn Mosely
    While the gear might make you look 'cool', it also really does help you function better. Here are 7 of my favorite pieces I wouldn't dream of being without.

  • Starting a Workout: Getting Your Body to Move
    by Kevin Gianni
    I want to tell you how easy it is to workout every day. But before I begin, I want you to do one thing. I want you to grab your car keys.

  • Getting Started in BMX Racing
    by Jean Feingold
    BMX racing is a fun sport for young people. For kids, the basic bike should have 20-inch wheels. Riders under age six can use whatever type of bike they have, even if it's not a true BMX freestyle bike.

  • Starting An Exercise Programme
    Here's some excellent advice if you're just starting out taking exercise.

  • Your Biggest Investment - Exercise!
    by Dan Farrell
    There’s an old saying, “If you don't do it now it will catch up with you later". Okay, I just made that up, but truer words were never uttered about our lack of exercise and a fitness program.

  • Via Ferrata
    by Dave Birch
    Do you ever wish you’d tried rock climbing but don’t have the nerve? Then Via Ferrata may be for you.

  • Balance In Fitness
    by Gin Miller
    In general, most everyday movement activity involves forward walking, pushing and lifting, which tends to keep the muscles of the front of the body relatively stronger than the opposing muscles of the back.

  • Exercise At Any Size
    by Simon Edwards
    If you are a very large person, you can still be physically
    active. Very large people face special challenges in trying to be active. You may not be able to bend or move in the same way that other people can...Facing these challenges is hard — but it can be done!

  • How To Start A Walking Program
    by Michael Brooks
    Did you know that walking is the number one participation sport in the world? Walking is one of the best things you can do for overall health and wellness. When you walk you use more muscles than any other sport.

  • Taking Steps To Be Fit
    by Jane Thurnell-Read
    Did you know that each day most of us take between 3,000-4,000 steps? And that's just not enough. Experts say that we should aim to take 10,000 steps to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

  • Sailing Is Not A Complicated Sport
    by Michael Sanford
    It seems obvious how a sailboat sails downwind: It is pushed along by the wind in its sails. Less obvious is how it can sail upwind or how some sailboats can sail faster than the wind.

  • Learning To Kayak
    by Kent Johnson
    All right, so you've decided that you want to learn how to paddlea kayak, but you're not sure where to start. Should you take lessons, learn from an experienced friend, or wing it on your own?

  • Buying Your First Skateboard
    by Adam Bunn
    I'm going to run through the major things you need to consider when buying a skateboard so you can make a better decision about what you buy and where you buy it from.

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