The history of gymnastics is a fascinating area of study. Were you aware that gymnastics has been practiced as a sport for over 2,000 years? Early images of gymnastic feats have been depicted in early Greek art, especially murals.
The practice of gymnastics has continued and is very much alive today. In 2004, for example, Carly Patterson, who was 16 years old at the time, won the Olympic gold medal for the Women’s All-Around gymnastics event.
In 2013, there were approximately 4.97 million individuals six years and older that participated in some form of gymnastic activities. While many of these individuals may be physically active on a regular basis, others may not be. Recent data has shown that just one-in- (more…)
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If you like to camp, you are not alone. Every year, people around the country spend about $1.8 billion on camping equipment at sporting goods stores. In 2012, about 67% of all campers stayed in public campgrounds. Most people who go camping say they are going to go again. If your family has never gone camping together, there are some things you can do to make it more fun.
- Plan a trial run. If you have young children, you may want to do a dry run in your backyard before you get out into the actual wilderness. What you can do is go to the sporting goods store and get a tent or two. Set them up in your backyard and spend a weekend out there with your kids. You shoul (more…)
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