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Monday, December 22, 2014

Sports Participation Trends for 1999

Posted by William on August 31, 2012

The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) released its most recent Superstudy of Sports Participation, which was conducted by American Sports Data. Of the 30 most popular sports in the U.S., recreational swimming ranks No. 1, with 95.1 million participants, recreational walking is No. 2, with 84.1 million participants, and recreational biking comes in third, with 56.2 million participants. All of the top three had an increase in participation from 1998. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Motivation. Part 1

Posted by William on April 19, 2012

At times it is difficult to assess the specific motivation for various activities. In the case of the magnified interest in fitness, there is an apparent obsession with youth. If one were to be objective, this fascination could be categorized as is either naturally dictated or socially influenced or some combination of the two. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Exercise Programming, Part 1

Posted by William on December 7, 2011

When Carol Welsh started exercising a little more than a year ago, things didn’t look so good for the grandmother of three. Her cholesterol hovered above 300, she was borderline hypertensive, and just five years shy of retirement, heart disease was threatening to darken what were supposed to be her golden years. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »

Measuring and Increasing Your Fitness Level

Posted by William on June 15, 2011

If you are just beginning a physical activity routine, it can be fun to estimate your own level of fitness with a simple, self-administered walking test developed by the Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas. It’s also important to know the significance of your target heart rate and how it plays a role in determining your fitness level. WAIT! There is more to read… read on »