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THE TRUTH ABOUT PLAYFULNESS+

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Playfulness: n. doing an activity(s) which is primarily entertainment and seldom achieves a serious and/or an efficient utilitarian goal(s) other than exercise and/or doing a sport(s)

Many animals and young offspring play and it primarily is a form of exercise and helps physical and mental coordination. With play you can frequently learn how skillful or coordinated you are relative to other offspring and in nature it is frequently a testing ground for dominance in pack animals where the strong and coordinated usually dominate.

Motor skills are improved and refined during play and for humans it is frequently a form of entertainment or recreation. Some humans make money playing sports so to them it becomes a very serious business or professional enterprise and can be called work and not play although they may derive much satisfaction from it.

Adults enjoy playtime even though it frequently takes the form of watching other humans play, especially offspring or athletes.

Education is usually a serious activity but it has been shown that if you can inject playfulness as part of the education process then you will better succeed at motivating students to learn. Adding humor, making a game out of the subject material, or just rewarding achievement with playtime is an efficient way to educate and motivate students.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT AGILITY***

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Agility: n. having speedy and very coordinated movement(s)

The cheetah is a great example of an agile animal and I personally recommend physical agility training for the whole family which optimizes speedy coordination of the body and all body parts. Of course if you are grossly overweight agility training may not be very successful for you and a seemingly insurmountable challenge.

Basketball and table tennis are relatively agile sports but are rarely sports which the whole family can play with greatly divergent skill sets which makes playing rather boring for the skilled players. Obstacle courses are ideal but can be rather boring and usually demand considerable strength of arms and legs.

 

I have invented an new agility game called cotennis where you basically volley over and under a relatively narrow net and lob the ball over the net at great heights to different parts of the court. There is no points scoring but the sheer fun of volleying over and under the net and lobbing to different parts of the court and getting wonderfully coordinated while doing so. It is a cooperative sport designed for the whole family and more than two players also.

It can be made into a competitive sport but it would take most of the creativity out of it and make it another boring sport. Cotennis can be agility training at its best and you can use either or both hands to hold the racket!!!!!! Even overweight players could play cotennis but you would have to volley and lob the ball closer to the opposite player.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT

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Entertainment: n. using a subset(s) which tries to give much pleasure and usually gives little useful knowledge and/or information

The world is being saturated with entertainment for the masses in the form of music, movies, sports, games, mindless TV, and the glorification of gambling, alcohol and drug use.

Movies and comedy is plagued by profanity, drug references, and promiscuity which devastates more young lives than it helps all in the name of freedom and entertainment.

Western societies are obsessed with entertainment and are deluded into thinking that anything which you do should be fun or it is not worth doing.

Our role models are celebrities who rise to fame and then do stupid things to maintain that celebrity status once their popularity wanes. Too many are very bad role models with dysfunctional family relationships and excursions into addictive drug abuse habits.

 

Many in the younger generation aspire to be celebrities and don’t realize that you have to be relatively attractive, very talented, with very good memories to make it in the celebrity world.

 

The brainwashing continues during mediocre schooling in the subjective biased liberal arts which is job poor and even graduates wind up working for minimum wage or slightly more upon graduation.

 

We have a largely unskilled generation with poor job skills because they haven’t been taught the need for a useful technological education in the modern fast changing technological 21st century.

 

An overdose of entertainment without a logical functional purpose is largely responsible for the absence of realistic goals in the lives of many citizens. Purposeless frequently depressed lives seeking the next pleasure fix and next thing to buy is rampant. Instead of seeking useful improvement of bad habits and setting realistic goals in life many are wallowing in an entertainment haze interrupted daily by shitty jobs or no job.

There is good entertainment, bad entertainment, and a mixture of good and bad entertainment in society and unfortunately young impressionable minds can’t tell the difference between good and bad and are the victims of the bad entertainment which is growing in influence and devastating many lives and preventing many from living more wholesomely.

The health of a society can be judged by the entertainment which is pursued and unfortunately most of western entertainment is quite bad and getting worse.

Filling in leisure time with fun activities is what entertainment is all about. Show business is the major source of entertainment with movies, music, TV, and the internet providing most of it. Some enjoy sports and actively participate but many are just passive observers sitting down or attending sporting events and concerts.

Western societies are obsessed with entertainment and are deluded into thinking that anything which you do should be fun or it is not worth doing.

Education is handicapped with an emphasis on fun and even serious topics such as medical shows frequently succumb to entertainment mania and try to devise broadcasting techniques which entertain more than inform.

Reality shows are not in fact reality but staged presentations to captivate the attention of audiences and entertain.

With actors and celebrities as the major role models there are few willing to put in the time, effort, and achievement and work hard trying to become skilled and knowledgeable technically where most of the future jobs are. Massive unemployment and an entitlement attitude is very prevalent and not many seem to want to put much effort into a job anymore, especially if it isn’t fun.

Many are stuck in shitty jobs, bad relationships, feel hopeless and try to escape a bad life with alcohol, drugs, and gambling which is a form of pleasure seeking and entertainment for an unhappy mind. 

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SPORTS

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Sports have a long history and it was originally the domain of the wealthy who didn’t do manual labor but could focus their attention on athletic ability.

Today team sports are big business with player celebrities. The result of this big money has led to sports corruption and cheating in the form of steroid use, falsified academic grades, game fixing, and hedonism of major athletes.

Some sports cause many accidental sports injuries which is the result of humans trying to set records or pushing themselves beyond their physical limitations. The Olympic goal of trying to set new record performances has led to risky behavior and many sports injuries which ruin an athlete’s physical health which they suffer with in later years.

Sports star’s reputations have been damaged and many are no longer considered outstanding role models for the young to follow.

Team sports in public school leave many students feeling inadequate, unsatisfied, and even bored having to participate and mostly watch the glorification of star athletes over and over again.

Realistically in the modern technological age team sports for the individual are not very useful because adults rarely can get together enough team players to have a game and get some exercise. Individual sports are far more practical and can be used to get exercise more frequently and without logistic complications.

In individualized sports you compete against yourself and in the process stay physically fit and feel a sense of accomplishment. Unfortunately many team sport spectators have become couch potatoes not getting any physical benefits from the game at all.

CONCLUSION:

Team sports are the source for entertainment, relaxation, and conversation for many. If you are smart then you will get pleasure from individualized sports such as fast walking, running, skating, roller skating, bicycling, skateboarding, windsurfing, surfing, skiing, snow boarding, jet skiing, bowling, and golf and an occasional exercise routine of deep knee bends, push ups, squat thrusts, etc. to relieve stress and maintain your physical health and agility.

Pair sports such as tennis, handball, and racket ball are also a good alternative if you want someone to motivate you into exercising.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT LAZINESS

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Laziness: n. using a minimum amount of energy on many actions causing delay and/or slowly doing a delegated action(s) which frequently requires more speed and more energy

There is basically physical and mental laziness and it is mostly society which promotes both forms of laziness culturally and if you are a victim then you are only partially to blame for it.

Physical laziness conserves body energy and is a very efficient way of surviving which the body frequently prefers. Only about 3% of the adult population exercises regularly unless you consider physical labor on the job exercise which will increase that percentage somewhat. The second reason for physical laziness is the sedentary culture which promotes the physical inactivity of its citizens.

There is a saying that a body at rest tends to stay at rest and a body in motion tends to stay in motion when not physically tired.

Young offspring are physically active but by the teenage years this physical dynamism has been reduced by cultural emphasis on physically passive schooling and computer, TV, and cell phone usage.

Not all humans are as physically coordinated as the best athletes and many are disappointed with school sports because it makes them feel inadequate physically so they choose not to participate in sports because sports are seldom emotionally rewarding for the average human.

Our minds are still active even though we are couch potatoes but physical activity has been conditioned out of us culturally.

Most of us enjoy watching physically active or dynamic human personalities and events which are not boring. Most of us do not prefer watching physically lazy humans if given a choice.

If you are physically lazy then you can blame yourself but a boring unfulfilling job which doesn’t pay much and living in a city may limit your choices of being physically active in a non-boring way.

Not having a good memory may make you poor at schoolwork or having too good a memory may make schoolwork very boring.

Not succeeding at difficult largely USELESS schoolwork may make your mind lazy and not want to do anything difficult mentally which will kill your motivation to learn new information which you could successfully use in your life. Poor education or lack of USEFUL education and brainwashing by the media and commercials is the major reason why most citizens are mentally lazy with little motivation to improve their many bad mental habits.

Little logical reasoning ability is taught because of a heavy dose of liberal arts keeps humans stupid and lazy mentally by making them learn largely USELESS information which they don’t use in life. They are not only trapped physically into inactivity but their USEFUL mental activity is also very minimal and lazy intellectually.

Garbage information into the brain means garbage information output by the brain and makes the brain mentally lazy because very little makes sense and can be applied to real world living experiences. One glaring example of this fact is that many high school graduates don’t know how to budget their money with a calculator and enter the adult world living paycheck to paycheck profligately spending every cent.

CONCLUSION:

If you are lazy physically and mentally then blame it on your lazy parents and the largely illogical liberal arts educational system trying to make education fun and easy but NOT very USEFUL in everyday life as an adult.

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10 SPORTS MYTHS AND WHAT THE REAL TRUTH IS

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MYTH: Running barefoot on a hard surface is better than shoes

An unnatural running on a hard surface with bare feet can cause high impact joint and tendon stress which deforms the foot unnaturally spreading the foot and forcing it to be flatter than necessary.

MYTH: 30 minutes of exercise will burn fat

The percentage of energy from fat burning does not appreciably increase during exercise where your body muscles use up mostly the stores of glycogen in the liver and muscles in the body and you will have about the same amount of fat after the exercise than before it. Fat is a secondary source of energy and very little of it gets used during exercise. You will definitely not lose weight due to fat burning but more so due to a depletion of water from your body.

MYTH: Exercise or movement is the best remedy for sore muscles

Sore muscles is your body telling you that you have exceeded your exercise limit and should reduce movement and give time for the temporary inflammation to die down and let the muscle repair itself before embarking on more strenuous exercise.

MYTH: Music helps in training

Energetic music can motivate you to exercise more but you won’t be as sensitive to body cues which are telling you to slow down or rest because you are exceeding the body pain threshold and the music is masking it to some extent.

MYTH: Eat carbohydrates before exercise

Carbohydrates should be eaten much before the exercise and preferably the night before so that the body has plenty of time to digest and store the energy from the carbohydrates as glycogen. For exercise lasting less than 90 minutes loading up with carbohydrates will not affect performance at all so eat a varied balanced meal instead.

MYTH: Take magnesium for muscle spasms

Usually muscle spasms are due to too much muscular stress or stressing poorly conditioned muscles and rarely are partially due to one vitamin and/or mineral deficiency but an overall deficiency in many minerals and/or vitamins so the best remedy is to eat as varied a diet as possible to ensure that you are not suffering from nutrient deficiencies. Test your body blood for nutrient deficiencies before you begin supplementing with lopsided mineral and/or vitamin supplements.

MUTH: Drinking beer after exercising is healthy

The alcohol in beer decreases the testosterone level in the body minimally so it is better to drink nonalcoholic beer or just plain water which is what you have depleted during exercise and is only what you really need. I prefer drinking beer or water flavored with chunks of fruit and herbs such as mint because it creates greater satisfaction. I drink if I feel thirsty after exercising and drink it for pleasure when I am thirsty and not exercising.

MYTH: You should drink much before exercise to avoid dehydration

You can’t absorb more than the usual amount of water into the body during exercise to compensate for the greater amount of water lost due to sweating. Only drink when you become thirsty and at no other time.  Most exercise except for marathon running does not severely dehydrate you and frequently you can even get by without drinking anything at all.

MYTH: Supplements are necessary for peak performance

Most high performing athletes do not use supplements which are lopsided nutrient doses which are unnatural and should really not be a replacement for varied balanced meals of as much certified organic food as possible which should be rich in micronutrients also.

MYTH: There is an ideal ratio of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins to eat

Humans are very adaptable and can survive good on a high carbohydrate and low fat and low protein diet and can survive just as good on a high protein, high fat, and low carbohydrate diet.

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