PLAY is so important for our kids. From creativity development, to skill learning, brain development and more...PLAY is a major factor for our kids growth. PLAY IS GREAT FOR YOU MOM & DAD! Play for life guys! With your kids, with your friends, your spouse, etc...! Not just sports...but anything. Frisbee, Adventure Races, Kick Ball Leagues, and more.
Why? Why Not! And...read the excerpt below from a cool article re: Play and Fitness. Check out this fun article:
The moment Melinda Collings knew that she and her husband had to get back in shape arrived when the couple, just returned from the Caribbean in 2011, invited friends to their home and cued up pictures on their big-screen TV from their tropical vacation. “My husband and I had a very sedentary lifestyle. We would drink a couple of two liters of soda a day. We were very out of shape,“ recalls Collings of Port St. Lucie, Florida. “We saw ourselves in bathing suits, in the Caribbean, and it dawned on us – 'Oh my God, what have we done?'”
Teamwork over fire: Eryk and Melinda Collings at Warrior Dash in Clermont, Florida.
More motivated than ever to get in shape, the couple got a gym membership. Then a few months later, Collings saw an ad for Warrior Dash, a 5K obstacle course race, where participants slither through mud, climb over walls and combine all manner of other physical challenges with social camaraderie, some medieval costumes and a healthy dose of not taking anything or anyone too seriously.
While the masses converging on traditional road races – Boston, New York and Chicago marathonsto name a few – speak to their continued popularity, another movement has emerged to combine fitness and frivolity on a grand scale. This extends from obstacle course races and The Color Run, where the untimed participants jog in rainbow poofs of color, to die-hard undead zombie runs and semi-clad Undie Runs. Quite literally millions have flocked to events that promote goofing off to get healthy.