Parasailing Fun: What to expect when parasailing

In addition to riding our bikes all over during the weekend, my friend that was visiting wanted to do some tourist activities. I didn't mind at all, because it's not like I do those often. It's fun to be a tourist in your home town sometimes. So we decided to go parasailing. I have never done that. I did feel like it was a bit pricey. I was happy that we were able to find a coupon to use. It was a small group of us that went out on the boat, my friend and I, a brother and sister, and a father and son....more

Summer Fun

By Myla Yee Summer is my favorite season when it comes to playing outdoors with family and friends.  ...more

Quit Complaining, Soccer Moms! You Don't Know How Good You Have It!

Hey Soccer Moms, listen up! Are you listening? Hey, all you NT soccer moms out there, we (the special needs parents) are jealous! Yes, you read that right. We are jealous, annoyed, maybe even a bit pissed off! Why you ask? Well, have a seat, let me explain! We are jealous because while you have to juggle your kids to different sporting events or juggle birthday parties, play dates, coffee dates, maybe even mani/pedi salon days, or dare I say it, DATE NIGHT with your significant others, we don't get to do this....more
@BronwynPeverill I love this! I couldn't agree more! I don't dare mention how I couldn't sleep ...more

What every mother of an athlete should hear

If your child plays a contact sport (especially football) or does cheerleading, you should probably read this:http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/12/opinion/brain-disease-and-the-nfl-go-t...After several decades of hiding the seriousness of the risks of head injuries, the NFL is being sued ... by 4,000 of its former players....more

Is there some sort of sports things going on?

The only time I know that a sporting event is going on is when I check my facebook. My feed will be flooded with all sorts of hashtags for things that I have to google like the Final Four. Final Four what? Oh, basketball something. Okay. Cool. I'm just not into sports at all--unless the Scripps National Spelling Bee counts. Hey, those kids train hard--all that heavy reading and practicing has to count for something. You try to spell "guetapens" in front of a live audience. ...more

The Culture of Team Sports: How Did It Go So Wrong?

The Culture of Team Sports: How Did It Go So Wrong?If you are anything like me, the recent events of Steubenville and Rutgers are weighing heavily on your mind.  If you think the two aren’t related, I ask you reconsider.   ...more

What ball do you chase?

       Steps4Health tweets and blogs nutrition and fitness information. This particular blog posting is just a lighthearted reflection on some of the sports games we play for fun and fitness. Do you play a sport? Do you play a sport where you must chase a ball? When you hear the phrase, "Let's go hit some balls," which sport do you think of? Do you think of golf, tennis, baseball, or other sports?      Golfers want to go hit some balls, so do tennis players....more

Like a Bullet in the Chamber

Some poor sod is having a bad PR day. Turns out Nike’s advertising campaign featuring Oscar Pistorius likens the athlete to a bullet in the chamber.Problem is Pistorius has been accused of releasing four real bullets from the chamber of a 9 mm pistol and killing his girlfriend. ...more

Athletes beat scholars on brain test

A professor at the University of Montreal's School of Optometry found that prof and elite amateur athletes have better developed perception than the average college student. In the study, participants had to describe a series of simulated objects moving through three dimensions. The pro athletes processed the scenes fastest, then the amateur athletes, then the non-athlete college students. The skills needed to correctly interpret the moving scenes are skills similar to those needed for driving, crossing the street or (no surprise) playing a sport. But as the professor points out, i...more

Super Bowl Sparkling Cocktails

In my household, Super Bowl isn't just a day where we gather around the tv and watch men running with a ball across a large grassy field while trying to avoid getting tackled by the opposing team. It's an event. We usually have anywhere between 20 and 40 of our closest football-loving friends over. Decorations start going up a few days before game day and eventually they cover practically every square inch of blank space. ...more