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Practice Makes Perfect: The Importance of Regular Gun Safety 0

Posted on August 21, 2021 by Brooke Chaplan

Being a legal gun owner can save your life. However, it’s important that you understand the importance of gun safety as soon as you decide you want to own one. It’s especially important if you have small children in your home.

In 2019, six percent of the gun-related deaths were deemed accidental or preventative. To avoid hurting yourself or someone you love, it’s best to practice proper gun handling.

Practice Makes You Comfortable

Everything from driving a car to cooking becomes easier when you have practice. Regularly practicing your gun handling from the time you leave the gun store will make you comfortable with your guns. Be sure to practice handling both a loaded and unloaded gun. That way, you’ll feel comfortable cleaning and using your gun when necessary.

For example, you should practice dry firing at least once a week. Dry firing is the art of doing everything you’d do with a loaded gun without loading it like maintenance and adding rounds. Live firing, which involves actively using your firearm, should be practiced at least once a month.

Consult an Expert

Some guns are better suited for beginners compared to others, and it is important to find the right weapons to learn gun safety with. Visit a gun store and ask what kinds of guns are best for beginners. Seeking advice from a professional will allow you to find a simplistic firearm that will not require too much maintenance. Once you have a little more experience under your belt, you can return to the store purchase some more advanced guns.

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Why is Paddle Boarding So Popular? 1

Posted on June 21, 2021 by Sarah Lefort

It’s the trendy outdoor leisure activity! This sport appeared about fifty years ago in Hawaii and is experiencing a comeback. Its practice is now within everyone’s reach. Here are some tips to get you started and, why not, to buy a board. Before that, we will see together the benefits of the practice of paddle boarding.

The Stand Up Paddle Boarding is accessible

This sport is quite easy to get the hang of after an hour. You will have fun from the first second. Many models of Stand Up Paddle Boards exist: from beginners to advanced. You can consider an outing with your family, as a couple, with friends or solo.

Work on your upper body, lower body and balance

The greatest challenge is to stand on the board and not fall… You will work your balance but especially your postural muscles in depth: from the legs to the shoulders through the abdominal belt, the back, the lumbar, the pectoral, the arms… After a few hours of practice, you will develop your balance, the proprioception of the lower limbs, the muscles of your back and your shoulders. The paddling movement is particularly adapted to gently develop your body.

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The Inflatable Kayak For This Summer 0

Posted on June 17, 2021 by Sarah Lefort

We always look forward to the summer vacations but this year more than the previous ones. After being confined, we want to enjoy the fresh air and move. The kayak is perfect for that. However, owning a kayak is not always practical. Have you thought about an inflatable kayak? Ideal for people who want to go on occasional trips but don’t have the space to carry or store a rigid kayak. Did you ever give it a go?

What is the difference between an inflatable and a rigid kayak?

Inflatable kayaks are generally made of PVC, while rigid kayaks are made of fiberglass and carbon.

Inflatable kayaks are, contrary to what one might think, durable. Advances in production methods have led to extremely sturdy kayaks. High quality PVC kayaks are resistant to collisions and even sharp-edged objects such as dog claws.

The advantage of the inflatable kayak is that it can be easily transported and also stored. It takes up little space and is lighter in weight. Most inflatable kayaks can be carried in a bag, a trunk or even a boat. In just 10 minutes, your kayak will be ready for use in the water.

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How To Practice Your Swing Without Going To The Golf Course 2

Posted on April 30, 2021 by John Harris

As most golfers do, you can practice and master your swing even when you are at home.

However, people cannot go back to the course yet as they continue to face the most significant challenge yet due to the coronavirus pandemic – staying at home.

Playing golf needs a comprehensive course, and that’s one requirement most golfers couldn’t have unless you are a mad keen golfer like Justin Timberlake. The extended lockdown periods also avert movement and public gatherings as much as possible to avoid further spread of the coronavirus.

Although it is an open-air sport, golf courses and the way to get there pose different risks to its players. For now, focus on having an indoor physical routine to improve your swing. You can follow these bits of advice to achieve that.

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How to Protect Your Head When Playing Sports 0

Posted on February 14, 2021 by Susan Melony

Sports of all kinds are among the best activities to spend your free time on. They’re perfect for staying in shape, making new friends, and having fun, and the best part of all is how accessible they are. Anyone, regardless of age or background, can get some friends together or join a sporting club and take part in games like football, hockey, and baseball.

Statistics show that sports are immensely popular too, with the average American spending half an hour of every day engaging in some kind of sporting activity, and millions of Americans getting involved with a wide range of sports and games. These kinds of activities are particularly popular with young people, but even older folks can have fun on the sporting field.

However, while sport participation numbers are high and sport offers many advantages, it also comes with its own risks and dangers. This is especially true when playing contact sports, like football or soccer, but it can also apply to other kinds of sports too, as there are always risks of bumping into other players, getting tackled, or falling on the ground while running around.

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Best Way to Remove Bad Odor on Gym Clothes 4

Posted on February 03, 2021 by Johan Godoy

After your workout, do you sit around with your gym clothes? There’s no doubt your gym clothes are comfortable to wear for errands or to grab a coffee before going home or to your workplace– but that’s not a good idea. Wearing your gym wear that’s soaked with sweat harbors bacteria,  and you are making it more sweaty, which leaves you from being at risk for infection or sickness.

The fabric your gym clothes are made of absorbs your body oils and fluids. It seeps your sweat giving it a foul odor. Thus, it is best to change to clean gym clothes. Bring extra workout clothes. Play by the rules to get rid of the smell of a sweat from your workout clothes.

Here are some of the best ways to remove foul odor on gym clothes:

  1. Wash your gym clothes immediately.

Gym clothes are usually soaked with sweat after doing sports or your gym session. If you hit the gym before work, you can either wash them in your self-timer washer or drop them off at the laundry service near your office.

Immediately washing your gym clothes that are soaked with sweat help remove foul odor, rather than dry and wash them later.

2. Do not pile your gym clothes with your regular clothes.

Work after your workout and a busy schedule is a bad combination for your sweaty gym clothes. 

After your post-workout shower, do not forget to hang your sweaty gym clothes on a drying rack. Do not pile or place them in a hamper with your regular clothes. It will develop molds and worse, your traditional clothes will become smelly too. 

Do not let it linger with other clothes.

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Drew Pearson: Mr. Clutch
      August 7, 2021 | 6:59 pm

      Drew Pearson

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month is a former NFL wide receiver know as “Mr. Clutch” for his penchant for making big receptions at crucial moments of the game. After waiting for more than 30 years, he is finally earning his rightful place in the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a member of the 2021 Hall of Fame Class.

      During his decade with the Dallas Cowboys, Drew Pearson had a habit of making the big catch at the right moment to help the Cowboys time and again snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

      The favorite target of Hall of Fame quarterback Roger Staubach, Pearson was widely recognized as one of the great receivers of his era. Though at the time of his retirement many expected Pearson to easily breeze into the Hall of Fame, his enshrinement was derailed by changes to the game which artificially inflated receiver stats and made the numbers he produced during a time when wide receivers weren’t catching 100 passes a season seem inferior.

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