Running with a prosthesis is a completely different ballgame than running with two natural legs. Technological advances now offer runners choices today that were once thought impossible. The wonders of the worldwide web can take any browser on a journey to discover the products now available for amputees who still want to run for pleasure or compete.
I have been reading about genetic research that indicates there is a gene that can make people become fatter. It seems this gene is a new arrival on the human evolutionary scene. This unwelcome visitor arrived sometime in the 1940’s. I don’t know how scientists determined this. Perhaps the genes carry an invitation with a R.S.V.P. Who knows? The only thing I care about is the “getting fatter” part of the story.
Running as a form of exercise and competitive sport is something most people take for granted. Almost every human, from a very young age, has enjoyed running for some reason or other. Because it is so common, rarely do we consider the history of running.
Running could be specifically defined as a means of terrestrial movement by way of rapid foot movement. Running is differentiated from walking by “gait”. Typically, when running, both feet are above the ground whereas in walking, one foot remains in contact with the ground.
With the resumption of the school year, also comes sports and extra-curricular activities. Although basketball may be the first to sport that enters the mind, there are many schools with swim teams. If parents find that their child has signed up for, it’s time to get familiar with competitive swim fundamentals.
Flutter kick, crawl, backstroke, frog kick, breaststroke, etc. Do any of these words sound familiar? If they do, then you are a swimmer or you know a swimmer. If you are interested in becoming a swimmer the most common swimming strokes are: freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, butterfly, or sidestroke. The freestyle, backstroke and butterfly are the strokes everyone sees the competitors use in swim meets. These may be the strokes of choice if you want to tone and get a cardio workout. If you simply need to decompress and get a little movement going, a sidestroke or breaststroke is a great way to paddle around the pool without too much effort.