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5 Sports You Can Play at Home 0

Posted on July 17, 2020 by Martin Banks

Are you tired of sitting inside playing video games all day? Looking for something other than checkers and cornhole to start a friendly competition with your family and friends? Get your blood pumping with these fun activities perfect for warm summer days:

1. Ping Pong

Ping pong — or table tennis — is much less strenuous than a typical game of tennis. Plus, you can play indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather. All you need is a ping pong table, some paddles, a few balls and a competitor. 

The aim of the game is simple. Hit the ball over the net and back to your opponent. If they are unable to return the volley, you win a point. The first player with 11 points wins the game.

2. Darts 

Waiting around at the pub for an open dartboard can be annoying, especially if all the pool tables are taken, too. Take matters into your own hands and get your own board instead. Invite your friends over to break it in and offer a prize for the winner to keep things interesting. 

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Exercising Without Even Realizing That You’re Exercising 0

Posted on July 12, 2020 by John Harris

Exercise is good for our mental and physical health but it doesn’t have to be strenuous or miserable. While some people enjoy going to the gym to work out or going for runs, not everyone likes doing it. This doesn’t mean that just because you can’t do either of these that you shouldn’t find alternative ways to work out. Sometimes, you could get bored with exercising in the same environment for long and need a change.

There are several ways in which you can exercise without even realizing that you are exercising. Working out doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to lift weights or anything like that. The most important thing is that you move in a way that engages your muscles and joints. One amazing alternative is rebounding – all you need to get started is a Leaps and Rebounds mini fitness trampoline.

Ways of exercising without having to hit the gym

If going to the gym doesn’t tickle your fancy and you’re looking for other alternative ways to remain active, then this piece is for you. We have put together a list of 5 ways in which you can get moving without realizing that you’re working out:

  1. Rebounding

Rebounding makes us breathe faster and our hearts to race. The good thing about it is that you don’t even need to have muscles to reap the benefits that come with exercising on a rebounder. You can still have fun on a trampoline if you have bad joints or your knees are always hurting. What better way to exercise than jump your way right into the fit life.

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How to Get Started in Autocross 0

Posted on May 15, 2020 by Martin Banks

If you’ve ever wanted to hurtle at high speeds around a track, but didn’t have the skills or the connections to become a NASCAR or Formula One driver, you might feel like your calling is passing you by. Why not give autocross a try? It’s essentially amateur racing and is the perfect place for anyone who dreams of racing cars but can’t do it for a living. 

Find an Event

Before you start buying race gear and a new car, find an autocross event near you and head out there as a spectator. This can be an incredible opportunity for information gathering. Learn what the requirements are, what you need to do to enter a race and what could help set you apart from other drivers. 

See what you’re getting yourself into before you start spending money on your autocrossing career. Check out the SCCA website, put in your zip code and see what’s available in your area.

Choose Your Car

Once you’ve resolved to head to the track, you need to start looking for your car. Are you planning on using your daily driver to race, or are you going to buy a dedicated racing vehicle? This is where your first step also comes in handy. Take a close look at the makes and models people are driving, especially those that are coming out on top. 

The new 2020 Mustang is a good choice for new drivers. In addition to being affordable, the 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission is great for anyone who needs a bit of extra control but isn’t quite ready to make the jump to manual transmissions yet. 

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How to Organize Your Sports Equipment 0

Posted on May 14, 2020 by Martin Banks

Locked up in the house and looking for something to do? Get organized! It’s a great way to relieve stress, and you get the added benefit of being able to find all your stuff!

Think of it — you’ll never again spend hours searching for that pump to inflate a soccer ball, or wonder where the other badminton racket you know you own has gotten off to. The savings in redundant equipment alone are impressive, but the peace-of-mind that comes with knowing where your stuff is makes this a truly worthwhile endeavor.

Step 1: Divide and Conquer

Chances are good that if you have enough stuff to need some organizing, you have lots of stuff! Before it can be in the right place, it all has to be in the same place. From there, you can categorize and plan storage solutions for each of your specific items.

Decide where you want to work. Many families like to store their sporting equipment in a mudroom or a well-maintained garage with easy in-and-out access and plenty of space. Then, gather your gear. It might look messy right now, but you’re on your way!

Step 2: Corral Those Loose Items

After you’ve collected all of your sporting equipment and placed it in a good workspace, decide how you’ll separate and create homes for different items. We suggest using containers, which you can get at many hardware stores in rectangular, square and cylindrical shapes.

Another tried-and-true method is the old plastic trash can, but the use of dedicated containers can make it easier to find a specific item without digging through every piece of sporting equipment you own. It’ll also help you avoid damaging sensitive items when they are crushed by larger ones.

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Top 4 Excellent Tips about Online Gambling You Didn’t Know About 1

Posted on May 07, 2020 by Cathy Carter

Did you know that online gambling has developed into a multibillion-dollar industry globally? It is a profitable way of having fun, and there is no guarantee of winning, but the gambler can take actions to give them the best chance of gaining some wins. The gambler always wants to have the best possible encounter. Below are the best tips for online gambling, which you will need to follow.

Don’t drink and gamble

Gambling and drinking are a terrible combination. Drinking impairs the gambler’s ability to make decisions. It can make the gambler not stick to the laid down plan of winning. Drinking can also mislead the gambler to reckless gambling. If the gambler is winning, they can end up stepping up their bet to a level beyond what is reasonable for their bankroll, and in case they are losing, they may end up chasing their loss until the bankroll is down. When a gambler is drinking, the chances of being short-changed are very high.

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South Africa’s Main Sporting Events 0

Posted on May 01, 2020 by Lee Lija

Looking Back on the Nedbank Golf Challenge 2019: A Spectator’s View

For the weekend of November 14th2019, Sun City was home to another successful Nedbank Golf Challenge, hosted by Gary Player. As one of the biggest sporting events in South Africa, fans are always in for a treat; the Nedbank Golf Challenge has more to offer annually. 

Something for the Fans

A major focus this year was fan engagement and activities. Spectators had so much to choose from; from virtual reality experiences, dinners prepared by culinary geniuses,real-time sports betting, to the premium hospitality that has come to be expected from, Nedbank Golf Challenge sponsor, Sun International. 

Eager punters could visit the Sunbet marquee, where they gave away hundreds of promotional free cash bets and double-ups vouchers to go with the player activations. Other competitions were rife throughout the weekend events and celebrations, and some lucky supporters got the chance to win epic prizes.  

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  • Vintage Athlete of the Month

    • Early Wynn: 300 Game Winner
      August 1, 2020 | 8:37 pm
      Early Wynn

      The Sports Then and Now Vintage Athlete of the Month pitched in four decades, was a veteran of World War II and is one of only two pitchers to finish with exactly 300 career victories.

      Hall of Famer Early Wynn began his career as a 19-year old in 1939 by pitching three games for the Washington Senators. After spending the 1940 season in the minors, he went 3-1 with a 1.58 ERA in a brief stint in the majors in 1941.

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