Equitation – the noble sport that gives you a perfect silhouette

Equitation, or horse-riding, is a noble sport that offers many benefits, both at the physical and psychological level. Although it might seem like a passive activity from an outsider’s perspective, it is in fact an intense training exercise for the entire body, which helps burn calories and strengthen the muscles. During their first riding lesson, most people realize that even keeping your balance on the back of the horse requires a lot of balance. There has to be perfect synchronization between the moves of the rider and those of the horse, which requires all muscle groups. One single hour of riding is the equivalent of 30 minutes of jogging in terms of burnt calories and it makes a very good cardio exercise. (more…)

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The best season start: AS Roma at the top of Serie A

AS Roma moved at the top of Serie A last week after it defeated Inter Milan, placed on the fourth position, with a clear 3-0 victory, a dynamic match in which 37 years old Francesco Totti scored twice. Totti opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a highly powerful finish and then scored again in the 39th minute, through a penalty hit which came for a foul on Gervinho. The win was sealed by Alessandro Florenzi in the 44th minute, through the means of a swift counterattack. Eleven minutes before time, Roma’s Federico Balzaretti was sent off, but it did not make any difference, as Inter Milan still couldn’t score and Roma enjoyed the seventh successive league win. This is by far their best start to a season in Serie A and even the man of the hour, Totti, agrees to its greatness: “This squad’s continuity is the greatest thing”, he says, adding “Winning seven straight matches isn’t easy…I don’t think anyone expected this start to the season”. (more…)

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Kimi Raikkonen returns to Ferrari!

This year, Formula 1 enthusiasts heard all sorts of news about the many upcoming changes in the teams and just when things seemed to be clear, another announcement intrigued readers. Even though it started out as a rumor, things couldn’t be more clear. Kimi Raikkonen has returned to Ferrari! The Formula 1 champion decided that it is time he returned to his first love and signed a two year contract with the Ferrari team. Indeed this came as a surprise, considering that up until recently, it was a sure thing that Raikonnen would become team mate with the young Sebastian Vettel. (more…)

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