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Why You Should Choose Europe for Your Next Golf Holiday 0

Posted on December 11, 2019 by Harriet Goffman

If you’re seeking world-class golf combined with sun, sea and stunning scenery, a European golf holiday is for you. From PGA and award-winning golf courses to five-star luxury golf resorts, it’s no wonder a visit to continental Europe is on the bucket list of most discerning golfers. 

There is truly something for everyone when you choose Europe for a golfing holiday. Experience playing against the spectacular panoramic sea views of the Spanish coast, the dramatic backdrop of the French Alps or the picturesque lakes of Italy. 

Still stuck as to where to go? The experts at Golf Travel Centre have chosen their top Europe golf destinations and are on hand for any further information. 

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4 Water Sports You Didn’t Realize Helped with Concentration 0

Posted on December 08, 2019 by Brooke Chaplan

When you’re in the water, you have no choice but to be in the moment. Aquatic safety depends on how you note your surroundings and react in time when something unexpected happens. That means that water sports can help increase not only your stamina and flexibility, but also your concentration. These four water sports aren’t just fun ways to pass time. They can also help you to improve your focus.

Swimming

Swimming puts you in water and requires you to make your way through safely. You can’t bring in your smartphone or a book while you’re in the pool or ocean. Research suggests competitive swimmers can have a major advantage in their cognitive function abilities. To be an effective swimmer, one has to work their mental and physical faculties in equal measure. This concentration can apply to all kinds of activities, like driving and cooking.

Rowing

Rowing is one of the most demanding water sports. If you’re rowing with others as part of a team, you need to depend on each other to navigate the boat and reach the end. Your motions need to be full and deliberate. It can also show the importance of consistency. One full rotation of oars might not do anything, but repeated over time, you can find great results.

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15 Ways To Get Reluctant Kids Into Sports 0

Posted on November 10, 2019 by John Harris

If you have a child who is reluctant to participate in sports, there are a few ways you can help gently nudge them. Wanting your child to participate in something like this is great – it’ll keep them active, so their minds and bodies stay healthy. You’ll give them a hobby to focus on, teach them a skill, and the things they learn will likely help them in their everyday lives too, even if they don’t realize it. However, you can’t really explain all that to a child who really doesn’t seem interested. Below, you’ll find 15 ways you can get your reluctant child into sports – take a look: 

  1. Consider Your Child’s Skills And Interests

Start by considering your child’s skills and interests. The whole point of this is not to live vicariously through your child and have them become the football star that you always wanted to be but never were. The point is to give your child a hobby that they actually enjoy which will help to keep them fit. They might want to dance, or play a completely different sport. Try not to push them into doing something based on their gender. Boys can dance and girls can play football. Let them do what they naturally have an interest in or feel drawn to. 

2. Think Of The Time Commitment

Although you want this to be something your child sticks to, you also need to consider the time commitment they will be making. Playing a sport once a week should be ok for most kids, but pushing them to practice for hours on end will likely do more harm than good. If you do manage do get them liking a sport, then you need to both be prepared for the time you will need to give up to dedicate to it. 

3. Play Sports With Your Child

Playing sports with your child can be a lot of fun, and your child will develop a love of being active. Play games with them in the garden, set up obstacle races, and do all you can to get them used to feeling active. You can introduce them to a sport when you feel the time is right, but make sure it stays fun. 

4. Be A Role Model For Them

If you’re sitting around most days watching TV, they are going to follow in your footsteps. It doesn’t matter what you tell them, it matters what you show them. You need to be a role model for them and show them how a healthy, happy person lives. Play sports yourself. Head to the gym. Join a class or a club. It’ll make a huge difference to how they view sports and staying active. 

5. See If You Can Start A Discussion With Them

If your child is old enough, you may want to see if you can start a discussion with them to see why they are reluctant. They may be able to tell you that they are scared they will be bad at it, that they have no confidence, or that they are worried you will shout at them. Whatever it is, take them seriously and don’t invalidate their fears. You need to let them know you hear them while also helping to ease their worries about giving this a go. 

6. Watch Sports On TV

Don’t underestimate the joy of watching sports on TV with your child. If you watch it and do your best to get them involved and make it something that they want to watch, before long you might find yourself explaining the English Football Leagues to them, or explaining the mechanics of baseball. This can be a great experience for you both. 

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How to choose the right competitive swimwear for women 1

Posted on April 27, 2019 by Christian Taylor

Unlike leisure swimming wear, selecting a swimwear for competitive swimming should be a carefully thought and analysed purchase. Having the right wear is a crucial factor in competitive swimming – where in the performance is measured to the nearest of 0.10 seconds. Top tier competitive swimmers are separated by 0.10 seconds, and if you are wearing the tech suit that fits into your physique perfectly, it helps you to reduce the drag of your body and boosts your speed and performance. High tech suits improved the efficiency of swimmers to such an extent that in 2009, FINA, the world body governing the sport, banned use of high tech swimsuit totally.

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Archery As A Valuable Survival Skill 0

Posted on January 18, 2019 by Ashley Andrews

archery-2For many years, the bow and arrow have been used in many activities, such as warfare, hunting, and sports. This makes them very important tools in people’s lives. The art of using a bow and arrow is called archery. Due to technological advancement, the archery equipment and accessories have also revolutionized in a great way. However, the art of shooting a bow has never changed because it will always involve drawing back the arrow, focusing, and releasing it to hit your target subject. While archery has been very useful for security and hunting for meat, the art also equips the user with various survival skills. Experiencing life will teach you a lot of things, but using a bow and arrow will provide direction for this life through the following skills that you master through it.

1. Improves Focus And Concentration

The main thing that helps a person to succeed in archery is the ability to concentrate and focus. The result of every release of an arrow is determined by how good you focused throughout the shooting process. Mastering this art of focus and concentration takes a lot of time and practice. Once you master it, it will encourage you to focus on other life matters to succeed in them. It is very normal to lose focus as a beginner in archery, and so it is in other life aspects, but you can use archery to improve your attitude towards achieving everything you focus your efforts on. Read the rest of this entry →

Owning a Horse – What You Need to Know 0

Posted on December 14, 2018 by Dara Cruz

owning horsePlaying the sports or being a part in the betting shouldn’t be your only focus, especially if you are about to own a horse or is planning to own one. Before buying an equine companion at home, you should first know the things that you need to learn about the basics of good horse care.

In order to make the horse be in its best ability and good condition, its owner should be aware of a horse’s health condition and vital status as part of one’s responsibility in raising a horse — especially if the horse is planned to be joined in a competition such as the Pegasus world cup. Want to know how to take good care of your equine pal? Here’s how:

Preparing the Horse’s Area

Your horse needs a proper place to stay, right? Its environment heavily contributes on its health and wellness, thus at the very least provide its needs such as making sure that its pasture is free from hazards like holes, loose wire fences, and rusty farm machinery.

Add it up with safe fencings, like using plastic, wooden, mesh wire fencing or vinyl rails. You take these safety area precautions so that your horse is free from injuries obtained from harmful fencing. Read the rest of this entry →

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      In a career that started in 1956 and ended in 1976, the Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month was never really a leading man, but he seemed to be part of the supporting cast for many huge moments in NFL history.

      The second overall pick in the 1956 NFL Draft out of Michigan State, Earl Morrall joined a San Francisco 49ers team that already included the famous “Million Dollar Backfield” of Y.A. Tittle, Hugh McElhenny, Joe Perry and John Henry Johnson.

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