Thursday, 21 July 2016

This sporting life

Well, it's now only three weeks away. That two-week spectacular when the finest sporting representatives of over 100 nations will aim to prove themselves to be Faster, Higher and Stronger than their competitors - hopefully without the use of anabolic steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs.

I am refering - of course - to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. One of the things I like about the Olympics is that they encourage ordinary people to take up if not sport then at least physical fitness and exercise - at least for the Olympic fortnight itself, and sometimes for the first few weeks after that. Even if many people drop out, with some it will last. And if nothing else, the sight of pot-bellied, middle-aged dad doing some exercise, might set an example for the children.

This is especially true of boys and especially young ones, who like to copy their dad. If the effect of this is to set toddlers and their slightly older siblings on a path of regular exercise and healthy living, that is surely a good thing - even if it plays havoc with your visit to the local swimming pool when some fat slob dives in displacing a large volume of water in all directions!

Of course one of the risks with people suddenly taking sport and thinking they are fitter than they are is the risk of sports injury. That is why it is good to have an online retailer like Magnetic Products Store selling a change of wraps, and high-quality sports bracelets at reasonable prices.

Of course, if mental games and intellectual competition are more your scene, then you might be interested in taking a survey on your game-playing habits, or check out this new game being developed, and it's associated page on Facebook.

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