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Should Girls Be on the Soccer Team with Boys?

February 1, 2017
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Being on a soccer team was probably the best and worst decision I ever made in my life! I was only playing because my mom made me sign up for a sport. I eventually quit, figuring my reason for continuing to play shouldn’t be because I wanted to make other girls cry when they lost. I wasn’t exactly what you would call the “star player” of the team. I say that it was the worst decision of my life for…

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What’s The Best Way To Refresh Post-workout? Coconut Water or Sports Drinks?

July 30, 2015
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What’s the Best Way To Refresh Post-Workout- Coconut Water vs. Gatorade vs. Powerade? This is a guest post by Shannon White, the choreographer of the MECKids Dream Team. The “New” Kid in Town                                    Before you divorce your favorite sports drink for nature’s alternative, ask yourself if you’ve tried to work it out. Let’s take a moment to make sure this is the right decision. Rehydration after a strenuous activity (like playing with your kids) is essential to ensure that your…

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Powerade VS. Gatorade, How To Hydrate Your Body

August 1, 2014
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Powerade VS. Gatorade Water is one of the best things for you and we need it to survive because it keeps you hydrated. There are also other drinks that help you hydrate your body by giving you electrolytes and nutrients lost in sweat like Gatorade and Powerade. The question is which one is better for you.  Many  who participate in sports will drink both during games, at practice, or at a camp. The best thing about both of them is that they…

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Wrap-up of my summer fun!

August 1, 2014

It’s finally summer for Fairfax County after our extended school year due to snow, there are so many things for people to do during the three months we have off. A lot of people go on vacation or go to the pool, but a lot of people aren’t very active during the summer which is not good. In this blog I will introduce a lot of good ways to stay healthy in the summer. My summer will consist of a…

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Soccer PRO’s practice during the Summer!

August 1, 2014

The summer time is a perfect time for me to practice as much as I can before high school starts. If I want to play on the Oakton varsity soccer team as a freshmen than I have to be a really good player which means I have to practice a lot. So, it’s very important that I make the most of the summer time and practice as much as I can with all my free time. I have plans on…

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Controversy about Washington Redskins Name & Logo

March 28, 2013

A few mascots and logos in American professional sports invoke controversy, such as the Washington Redskins. Some claim that it represents the history of Native Americans, and some people believe it’s’ racist and highly offensive. This controversy about the Washington Redskins has been going on for many years, but the mascot has remained since 1933, when it originated in Boston prior to them moving to Washington, D.C. The controversy has very deep roots. Even though they had this name for…

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All you have to do is try!

February 19, 2013

It’s easy to think that losing weight is hard…And it is, but what most don’t realize is that just a few minutes of light weight exercise can go a long way. Even if you feel you don’t have time, you do. You just have to MAKE time to be active! Just because you have to be active, doesn’t mean you have to push yourself to do things that you can’t or do not want to do. Playing sports, dancing, or…

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Football? Hmmmmm…

February 4, 2013

Well football isn’t something that I would sit down and watch for 3 hours , but it’s something I like to play on PS3. My family’s favorite football team are the “Cowboys”and I like the Cowboys. There’s one team I don’t like and that’s the Redskins, they have RG3 now they thought they were going to make it to the super bowl but they didn’t, but I do commend them for going to the playoffs!…

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