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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Yes We Can! (Relieve Stress)

Today is one of the more memorable days in American history. With the inauguration of Barack Obama, America’s cultural and political tides are changing and citizens throughout the land can feel the effect of the new administration.

As we all now know, the 44th president is an avid sports fan and an outspoken proponent of a playoff in college football. And for as much as he enjoys pigskin, President Obama is an even bigger fan of roundball.

As the story goes, on the day of every big election, President Obama heads to a local gym with some of his friends and plays a big game of basketball in order to relieve the stress that goes along with any campaign.

We can all learn a few things from this tradition. Basketball, or any sporting event, can take your mind away from the realities of life or work.

If you have had a long and stressful day at your job, try hitting up the gym for a pick-up game of basketball, or if the weather is nice enough go out for a run or a long bike ride. Lifting weights, swimming laps, or hitting the batting cages are also great ways to decompress.

Throughout his presidency there are a lot of things we will learn from President Obama. One thing we have learned from his presidential campaign and from his campaigns of the past are that in any stressful situation, the best way to blow off steam or settle down from a pressure packed day is to work up a sweat in a competitive endeavor.

Keep sporting!
- Who’s In First

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