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Summer Sports and Games

From hacky sack to hula hoops, check out these summer activities and games to help you stay in shape.

Summer Activities - Hula Hoop

Pick up a hula hoop and start twirling or spinning in your backyard, the park or the beach. Hula hoops were a big fad in North America in the 1950s, although similar hoops have been used as a form of fun and exercise as far back as Ancient Greece. Twirling a hula hoop around your waste is great form of exercise and a fun way to workout your abs.


Summer Activities - Hacky Sack

Hacky sack or footbag is the perfect summer sport to play with a group of friends. In hacky sack, everyone works towards a common goal, so it's a cooperative sport, not a competitive one. Form a kicking circle and when everyone touches the hacky sack before it falls, the whole group wins. It's perfect for the theme of summertime chillaxin'. Bring a hacky sack to the beach, summer parties or to summer camp. Hacky sack is easy for anyone to play, you can play it anywhere and hacking is a super aerobic workout. If you can't find a hacky sack, you can just use a rock, a rotten orange or an old sock.


Summer Activities - Skipping Rope

Skipping rope is one of the best ways to get a cardio workout and exercise your leg muscles at the same time. Skip by yourself or get a bunch of your peeps together and play some skipping games. All you need is a rope and a patch of pavement!


Summer Activities - Frisbee

Nothing says summer like throwing a frisbee around at the park or beach. Form a frisbee circle with a group of friends or if you're really ambitious, train your dog to catch a frisbee and play catch with him or her. Throwing a frisbee works your arm muscles and can be a good cardio workout as well.


Summer Activities - Croquet

Croquet used to be a sport played only by super rich people with extremely nice laws - but that's not the case now. Anyone can play croquet, anywhere they want. While playing on a patch of short level grass is nice, it can be even more fun to set up a croquet course that goes through long grass, rough slopes or even hazardous piles of dog poop!


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unicornsrule626
"rainbowpoptart" wrote:I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise).competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionallyDoes cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes.pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too.Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has.It is a form of exercise and entertainment.It is a sport.Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything.Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy. very well said! I was a cheerleader for 2 years until  I aged out, but let ,e tell you, they were 2 of the best,sweaty and most fun years I have ever had
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rainbowpoptart
I hate to be that person who pulls out the dictionary, buuuuut let's look at the definitions for sport (athleticism wise). competitive physical activity: an individual or group competitive activity involving physical exertion or skill, governed by rules, and sometimes engaged in professionally Does cheerleading fit under this definition? Yes. pastime: an active pastime participated in for pleasure or exercise  Oh look, cheerleading fits under this definition too. Being a cheerleader requires a certain amount of physical fitness. You need to be strong, flexible, and energetic, which are all things not everyone has. It is a form of exercise and entertainment. It is a sport. Is one variant more challenging than the other? Yes, but that does not devalue anything. Not everyone is going to be able to understand the difficulties cheerleaders go through, and that's perfectly fine. Every sport is dangerous, some are just more obvious than others. When people are good at what they do, they make things seem easy.
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angelover4
CHEERLEADING IS LIKE DANCE GYMNASTICS MIXED TOGETHER WITH WORDS. AND DANCE AND GYMNASTICS ARE CONSIDERED SPORTS.
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angelover4
I BELIVE ITS A SPORT JUST LIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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angelover4
I BEL ITS A SPORT JUS TLIKE I THINK GYMNASTICS IS A SPORT.
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