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Personalized Sports Gifts for the Sports Nut in Your Life

When you are looking for that special gift for an enthusiastic sports fanatic, get them a personalized sports gift. After all, there are many different kinds of gifts to choose from. For example, if they still enjoy catching a couple of passes, you might want to buy such a football with their photograph or favorite team depicted on the surface. Or, if they are pretty busy with work and everyday activities, a coffee mug with their alma matter photo and the year they graduated might be a better choice. Regardless of the occasion, time of year, and how close you are to the person, you can always give a personalized sports gift to a sports fanatic and rest assured that it will be greatly appreciated. Any sports fanatic, or even a sports enthusiast, will enjoy a gift with their favorite team on it; especially when it is personalized to have their name on it as well. That combination makes it even more special. With items to choose from such as personalized photo baseballs, personalized baseball mouse pads, persona...


The History and Origins of Basketball

In the modern day Basketball is an extremely popular sport that appeals to a wide range of people of different ages, genders, and backgrounds. Even 16 years back in 1996 Basketball had become popular enough to reach Hollywood with the smash hit Space Jam starring Michael Jordan and other NBA stars. The sport now has even given birth to newer derivatives such as the action packed sport Slam Ball that involves trampolines, Basketball nets, and full contact. With the sport providing so much entertainment and new innovative derivatives it can be quite refreshing to take a look at its history.The origins of Basketball can be traced back to over 100 years ago, to the town in Massachusetts known as Springfield. The establishment formally known as YMCA, the Young Mans Christian Association, and now regarded as the Springfield College was the home to the birth of Basketball. A P.E Professor, Dr James Naismith, at this college first initiated the sport. He was simply looking to keep his class entertained on a rainy day...


Tips For Keeping Kids Active and Healthy

So many kids today are overweight and obese that the phenomenon has reached near epidemic proportions in the United States alone. Parents are the strongest influences in their children's lives and it's up to them to feed their children right and then get them up and moving. If you are a parent who worries about keeping your children active, here are some tips.-- Limit TV viewing and video gamesYes, the kids will protest. Yes, they may cry about it at first. Parents are sometimes so worried about angering their children that they don't stand up for what they know to be in their children's best interest; but it's essential that parents put their foot down and set scheduled times for TV and video game use in their own homes. Start with two hours a day and let each kid choose when the actual time will be that they will be allowed to stare at a monitor, be it TV or computer.-- Set the proper exampleSitting around all day being passive participants in life leads to overweight parents just as much as it leads to ove...


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