Getting Involved in Sport

The extreme sports playlist

Music to pump you up for your extreme sports session and make you the strongest version of yourself.

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5 best adventure sports for adrenaline junkies

From limbo skating to volcano boarding, we show you the stunts and sports people do for fun. We warn you though, some of these adventure sports are extremely dangerous so, whatever you do, don’t try these at home.

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Sport for all

Sport is accessible to all regardless of ability. If you look closely enough there will be sports clubs to cater for you, even if you are a complete novice. The health benefits of participation in sport are obvious, so it's time to get active and get into sport!

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The health and fitness benefits of sport

Playing sports generally is good for your health. We've compiled a quickfire list of the many healthy and fitness benefits from being involved in playing sports.

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Top 10 most sociable sports

Playing sport because you have a love of a chosen sport is an obvious reason for getting involved, but for many people the social side of sport is often a very good reason for having a go. Whether it's enjoying a game with tennis friends or a round of golf with one eye on the 19th hole, sport can be a great way of meeting up with people.

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Top 10 most popular sports

Most people are aware of the health benefits of participating in sport, yet too few people actively get involved regularly enough to derive the positive benefits from it. Well, here’s a list to inspire you — the most popular participatory sports in the UK.

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Why not try an extreme sport?

Extreme sports are about exhilaration, skill and an element of danger — so they are almost a total antidote to our safety-first world! However, all too often the risk of doing an extreme sport is overplayed — even though almost anyone can compete in them in relative safety.

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Top 10 best sporting moments of all time

From seemingly impossible victories to displays of unmatched excellence, there have been hundreds of memorable sporting moments throughout the years. We’ve picked 10 of our favourites below; what are yours?

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The best adrenaline sports in the UK

More and more frequently, people are choosing to spend their hard-earned cash pitting their wits against Mother Nature and physics in a battle that sees them going to extreme lengths to achieve the kind of head rush that only the rawest scenery and roughest terrains can satisfy.

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Mental strength in sports

When it comes to sports, having mental strength is nearly as important for players as physical fitness. Pressure can get to the best sports stars and mental training is therefore a vital skill to possess. With sports psychology a growing field of study, more athletes are looking to improve their mental prowess as well as their physical exercise routines. Here, we look at some of the great cases of sporting mental collapse and how we can all learn from these examples.

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Top 20 greatest sports quotes

Just as every sport has its inspirational moments, so every sport has its inspirational figures who both do and say memorable things which the sporting world will never forget. From Tiger Woods to Muhammad Ali, here's the pick of some of the best sports quotes ever said.

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7 events we wish were real

Ever thought that the 100m might be a little outdated? Ever wanted to spice up the swimming or rebrand the relay? We have. Here are seven legendary events that we’d love to watch.  

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10 sporting steps to becoming a winner

Hands up if you want to be a loser... no? We didn’t think so. While it’s unlikely that you will win at sports 100 per cent of the time, there are some good ways to boost your chances of success.  If you’re looking to swap the wooden spoon for a gold medal, look no further. Here are ten sporting steps to becoming a winner:

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5 golden tips for getting a medal-mind-set

No matter what the sport or your ability, one of the most important aspects of competing in a sporting event or during your personal training, is to have the right frame of mind. The mind is a powerful thing and can often be the difference between an average attempt and a worthy win.  With these following tips, you’ll have a medal-mind-set worthy of the biggest sporting stars.

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Top 10 sporting venues around the world

From intricately designed modern structures to age-old traditions, here are 10 of the best sporting venues around the world. Visit these sporting hotspots and we guarantee you will be blown away by their size, history and atmosphere.

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7 toughest outdoor challenges

Some humans seem to be able to push beyond the realm of reality and take on superhuman strength to overcome almost impossible physical and mental challenges. Here we show you some of the toughest endurance tests in the world.

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5 weirdest sports around the world

Some inventions are pretty great, such as the internet, the flushing toilet and the wheel. However, there are some other inventions that aren’t quite as useful, such as the sport where participants do chores up a mountain, or the one that asks its contestants to count livestock. Yet, although these sports aren’t as useful as the internet or the wheel, they are not entirely useless and their eccentricities help to make lots of peoples’ days a little brighter. Here we show you five of these weird sports.

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10 insane races you need to try

Getting bored of the same old road races? Anyone can say they’ve run a 5k fun run – if you want to take things to the next level, you need to try these 10 insane races.

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