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If mainstream sports can’t get you moving, look at creative alternatives

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

By Vicky Hallett and Lenny Berstein
Fitness Columnists
The Washington Post
Thursday, November 19, 2009

Rich Williamson and his girlfriend were talking about kids. Not necessarily whether they’d have them, but what sport their hypothetical offspring might play.

“I don’t want my children to play football. It’s too violent,” the 38-year-old Alexandria resident decided. Baseball was deemed boring. And as for the world’s most popular pastime: “Soccer’s lame.”

It’s not that Williamson has never enjoyed playing those sports …Continue Reading

Girding for an uphill battle for recruits

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Obesity, poor education make many younger people unfit for military
By Christian Davenport and Emma Brown
Washington Post Staff Writer

It’s tough enough selling military service to teenagers who might not be so keen on getting their heads shaved or buy the whole “we do more by 9 a.m.” line. And the fact that enlisting today could very well mean a visit to the front lines doesn’t help, either. Click to continue