I walked into a golf shop the other day, and they only had merchandise for men: men’s shirts, pants, shoes, and hats. I asked the guy working, “Do you have anything here for women?” He said “we have women’s gloves.” So at least they knew that women would need a glove to play golf.
Currently, the industry is promoting women in golf by urging the younger generation to get involved. They provide golf day camps, Girls Golf LPGA, and junior leagues for kids to develop a passion for the game, with the hopes that they will carry it into adulthood. But it just stops there, they don’t extend the sport to young adults and women. They are just hoping that those little girls will grow up and still want to be involved. But there is little to no encouragement towards women to be involved after junior camps are over. Maybe they think that the next generation will just create something. Well as you can see, it hasn’t.
Golf is a great way for people to spend time together, whether it is with friends and family, or even as a way for strangers to get to know one another. This sport seems to segregate men and women. It has turned into women playing golf in groups with other women and men playing golf with other men, and it has created division in the sport. For example, when I go on vacation with other couples, the guys want to play golf, and the girls want to go shopping, or just lay on the beach. As a woman who plays golf, I feel torn between spending time with my friends and golf, the game I love. If I play with the guys, they feel like I am invading their guy time so it is not very inviting and I don’t get to spend time with my friends. There is barely any incentive or encouragement for women to play and they feel unwelcome. There is still time to change this habit and bring life back to this exciting sport, and I believe women are going to make the difference.
The first stage in wetsuit selection would be determined as to what sport you pursue as well as the conditions within which you intend to participate in. The colder conditions would call for a thicker suit and perhaps a full wetsuit, often times referred to as a steamer wetsuit. By covering the entire body, you will be able to retain a large amount of the body heat that is often lost to the surrounding water. The thickness of the suit will also provide more protection in colder water conditions.
If you require more freedom of movement, many people opt for the shorty wetsuit within the wetsuit selection process, which essentially covers the torso of the body, which incidentally is the most important part of the body to cover, as the body will draw heat away from the rest of the body to ensure that the vital organs remain at the right temperature. The shorty suit also allows for more movement of the arms and legs which is especially helpful when surfing, waterskiing or body boarding.
With the onset of the latest technology and materials one also has the choice of a more fashionable look in terms of your wetsuit selection, as compared to years gone by when the wetsuit was only available in black, black or black, actually reminds one of Henry Ford and the Model T, who said you could have any color you wanted, provided it was black. Needless to say the variety of available colors and combination’s for your wetsuit selection has indeed come a long way.
One has to remember that the wetsuit selection process and subsequent purchase can prove to be quite expensive and therefore in order to protect your investment as well as to ensure that this wetsuit provides you with a long period of service it is vital that you follow the instructions accordingly to ensure the longevity of the suit itself. You will come to notice that one of the key points is to rinse the suit out after use and allow to dry sufficiently before packing the suit away.
There are a number of people in the world with physical limitation that cannot go to a fitness center to workout. They desire to get in shape, but are not able to use the machines or free weights in these facilities because of weight limitations or joint problems. Swimming cushions the joints and gives freer range of motion while giving resistance to the body. There are many centers that offer aerobic exercise classes for people suffering for arthritis and other joint pains. These classes are a wonderful place to work your muscles and meet new people with the same physical problems as you.
Athletes us water to help recover from injuries. When swimming your body only bears 50% of its weight when you’re in chest level. This means less stress on joints that are painful to move. When swimming you use all your major muscles such as back, shoulders, hips, legs, and abdomen. From you head to your toes muscles help us do every day things in life. Strengthening these muscles helps us overall with every thing we do. Swimming is not only rewarding for adults children get a great benefit from it also. Their young muscles need workout to develop as they grow. To children swimming is not exercising it’s a place to have fun.
Today many of our children would rather sit in front of a TV playing games or watching movies. Getting them to go outside and play becomes a battle at times, but swimming is not the same as going out side to play to a child. Swimming becomes a game in the water and sunshine. They make new friends and before you know it they will be asking to go swimming every day. They don’t realize they are getting the exercise they need for their young body to stay healthy and strong, all they think is, yeah I get to go swimming today. There are many indoor pools that are heated when summer passes. Swimming is not only a summer activity it’s a year round fun exercise.