CLASSIFICATION AND DEFINITION

Staying active is not a hard thing to do, but the key is to stay active doing the right things. Activities are there for us to enjoy in our spare time and we should participate whenever we can. Some activities are very rough while some are more on the mild side. Some have a lot of physical contact while others have little to no physical contact. Activities are important in our lives and take the form of indoor activities, outdoor activities, group activities, individual activities, and competitive activities.

Indoor activities, such as electronic and non-electronic games, are a good way to keep children engaged when they are home. Electronic games consist of, mostly, video games and can lead to hours of enjoyable activity. Some video games use attachments to help you to play the game. For instance, there are some boxing games where you can put on the gloves and box against the opponent. Another example is the tennis game where you can use the controller in a way that physically simulates a tennis player.

The non-electronic games, such as soduko, checkers, and scrabble, are also very enjoyable for many people to play and they encourage wholesome brain activity. For example, checkers forces you to use your brain power to come up with strategies and tactics to outsmart your opponent and win. Crossword puzzles are also another example of non-electronic games and these stimulate your brain also.

Outdoor activities are done in the outside areas and these can require much physical activity. Many games require aerobic exercise. For example, tennis, roller skating, and ping pong or table tennis require that the participants be in good-enough physical shape to be able to participate successfully.

There are two categories of outdoor sports to speak about: individual and group. The individual activities can include things like going to the gym to work out or using a jump rope by yourself. These individual activities do not require a partner to participate. You can do them all by yourself and be completely independent. That means that when you are ready, you can start your activity without depending on anyone else.

The outdoor group activities are ones that involve two or more people at a time for them to be successfully engaging. Activities like golf, bowling, and football require two or more participants to be functional. Some outdoor activities are actually held indoors, such as bowling and some golf. Other outdoor activities are sometimes actually held in the open air with no covering, such as some forms of golf, cross-country running, and track and field.

Some outdoor activities are more than just activities; they are very competitive sports. For instance, there can be cross-country races, marathons, triathlons, and horse racing that involve highly skilled participants who compete for prizes, awards, and medals. These competitive activities often will require an entry fee and the participants routinely go through prolonged training periods to prepare for these events.

Activities keep us together and they keep us physically and mentally sharp when we do them on a regular basis. There are many different kinds of activities for all types of tastes. Some activities may require some equipment and supplies while others may only require the persons who are participating. Some persons are introverts or just may prefer doing activities by themselves. There are many activities that suit that purpose, too. For each activity, one should ensure that everything is in place and that one is properly prepared and dressed for the event if the event requires this. When planning activities, one should also check to see what the weather might be like on that day. For example, a day when it is raining heavily is not going to be a good day to play golf on an open golf course. Likewise, a day with thunderstorms would not be an ideal day for fencing or lawn tennis either. Be active and enjoy your activities.