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Fitness Forward Fashion: Top 5 Affordable Active Wear Options

November 21, 2015
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Fashion has had many love affairs over the years: Some trysts are more long-term; other trends are thrown away like yesterday’s Snapchats. Fashion is uniquely fickle and faithful and gets a laminated get-out-of-jail-free card, forgiven for any of its flighty discrepancies. Despite the flightiness of some of fashion’s affections, fitness and fashion have been flirting since the 1930’s and 40’s, when American designers started to create functional, more breathable garments for travelling and playing sports. Let’s fast-forward to the 80’s,…

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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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Preparing for High School Varsity Soccer

April 14, 2014

To prepare for high school soccer the most important thing you must have to have is commitment. Soccer in general requires a lot of running, and if you really want to stand out you have to have stellar ball skills as well. Having stellar ball skills requires training with the ball every day! Personally I prefer to play a much more technical game than you would see in an English game. In my opinion, footwork is what makes a player…

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Favorite teams

April 14, 2014

Soccer is my favorite sport and my passion. I love playing it and I like to watch it sometimes. My favorite soccer teams are USA, Honduras, F.C. Barcelona and Brazil. I know that some of these are international teams, but I still love watching them play. I am also very excited to see the players from Barcelona on their world cup teams, playing against all these teams. My family and I are very excited for the world cup and will…

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Why Sports are Good for You

May 29, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador Sports helps you lose weight, while extreme diets can result in dramatic weight loss, and it is almost impossible to maintain a healthy weight when you begin eating normally again, states the American Council on Exercise. Combining a healthy diet with exercise is the only way to lose weight and keep it off, as it will burn the calories you consume. The government suggests that you work out for at least five hours each week to…

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Washington Redskins News

May 29, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador Five months after their first-round playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks, the Washington Redskins are facing their traditional off-season rivals: critics of the team’s name. Writers, activists, and scholars have argued for years correctly that, the Redskins team name is a racial slur against Native Americans. The name has been declared derogatory by the US Patent and Trademark Office, and opponents have sued so far unsuccessfully to have it changed. Now, members of the…

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Impact of Sports in America

May 29, 2013

From the Olympics to Monday Night Football, sports brings us together as a society. No matter your race, gender, age, ethnicity, or religion, sports is our common bond. In times of racism and hatred, the American society use sports as a crutch. We can always lean on professional and even collegiate and high school sports for comfort. Professional sports has for what seems like forever had a strangle hold on the American society. It seems almost every day of the…

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Caps Beat Boston Bruins

May 9, 2013

This was the last game of the regular season in the NHL, and a victory over the Capitals would earn them the Northeast Division Title and the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Boston Bruins lost to the Capitals (3-2) in over time. The Capitals had nothing at stake against the Bruins because they have already clinched the Southeast Division championship and made it as the No.3 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Capitals have to play…

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National's Lose to Miami Marlins

May 2, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador Washington Nationals Wednesday night lineup against the Miami Marlins was the first game with Bryce Harper back from Flu like symptoms. Bryce Harper made himself available to hit late in last nights game in spite of the fact that he was battling flu like symptoms. Bryce Harper is the Washington’s Nationals 20 year old outfielder. His  flu like symptoms kept his fellow outfielder, Denard Span, out of the Nats lineup in the second game…

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The Air Jordan Era

May 2, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador These days you got to have every pair of Jordan’s that releases or you are a nobody. To me I think you can go without the shoe it’s just a hype beast. I love shoes and I buy them a lot but Jordan’s are starting to come out almost every week now. This weekend there is a pair of Jordan’s called the Air Jordan’s 8’s, the eighth  shoe that Michael Jordan released. The Air…

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Sports & Fitness

April 29, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador Sports and other physical activities have innumerable physical health benefits. It can improve cardio respiratory and muscular fitness, bone health, increase life expectancy, and coronary health. Sports can also help prevent different types of cancer and weight gain. Sports can also have positive effects on mental health by reducing depression and improving cognitive function. Sports can give you long term weight loss and help avoid weight gain. Sports increases metabolic rates and can help…

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Washington Capitals Victory Against the Winniepeg Jets

April 29, 2013

By Da’Quan Givens, MECKids Blog Ambassador The Washington Capitals‘ last game with the Winniepeg Jets at the Verizon center ended up with a victory for the Capitals. They’re heading to the Stanley Cup Playoffs as the Southeast Division Champions. The same team that’s started the season with two wins in its first 13 games and entered play in 14th place, seven points removed from a playoff spot and nine points off the division lead, won its fifth division title in…

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