"Today is life- the only life you are sure of. Make the most of today. Get interested in something. Shake yourself awake. Develop a hobby. Let the winds of enthusiasm sweep through you. Live today with gusto."
"All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy".
According to Wikipedia, this proverb means that without play or recreational time off from work, you'll likely become both bored and boring.
Anyway, it's true! We are firm believers in the Power of Play, and urge you to schedule relaxing athletic sports and absorbing hobbies into your daily routine. The games, gadgets and hobby ideas we feature in this section will help you learn to relax, and will actually enrich your life.
These are the sports and hobbies we present, and some very cool gadgets to help you be the best in sport you can be.
"Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs". Although it may sound a little complex, it is actually a very simple and interesting concept. Back in the 1950s, American psychologist Abraham Maslow published this psychological/philosophical model to help explain man's inner drive towards self-fulfillment.
This infographic puts his theory in an easy-to-understand nutshell:
This is what Maslow's chart means:
Your actions are motivated by needs. The most basic needs come first; including thirst, hunger, safety and security. Next come socialization and ultimately the pursuit of self-esteem.
"Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs" forever established that leisure, play, sports and hobbies are important parts of a truly satisfying life.
Spending time and money on your favorite extracurricular activies and athletic sports equipment is nothing to be ashamed of. Take care of your basic needs first, then set aside time for PLAY!
Over the span of decades since 1900, most of mankind has experienced a significant improvement in their standard of living, largely due to rapid advances in technology.
I know I'm showing my age here, but I can remember back when I was a kid, we had no air conditioning, no dishwasher (except Mom), a rotary dial telephone, and a single black-and-white TV set in the living room.
There were no microwave ovens, cellphones, video games or personal computers. Why, there wasn't even an Internet back then! Can you imagine?
Individual sports and hobbies can be a fun way to reduce stress. Not only do these pasttimes help fight depression and anxiety, they expose you to fresh air and sunshine and even some good old exercise.
High tech athletic sports equipment has come of age, as you will see in our honest reviews.
On this website, we don't bog you down with all the athletic sports equipment available today. In keeping with our mission, we concentrate on some fascinating sports and hobbies that involve some of our very favorite gadgets.
These are our Sports & Hobbies fun pages