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2/26/14 9:14 A

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The disclaimer is especially fun.

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2/26/14 6:07 A

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Ooh, I like this! Fun!

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3/23/13 8:19 A

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My friend and I did this during our lunch...others thought we had lost it or maybe they were wish they had thought of it!

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3/22/13 7:21 A

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Improve hand-eye coordination and get your heart rate up with a round of wastepaper basketball. But don't try this in the lab!

How to do it
Choose a target - it can be a wastepaper basket, a laundry hamper, a garbage can, or even an empty cardboard box - and set it at least eight feet (2.44 m) away from you. Make a "ball" by crumpling up a few sheets of paper. While standing, try to get the ball into the basket. Do this until you've made five baskets.

Why it matters
Repeatedly retrieving your "ball" from across the room gets your whole body moving and your blood pumping. Playing a quick round of wastepaper basketball is also a great way to improve hand-eye coordination while engaging both your wrists and shoulders. Another added benefit? It's fun and you can recruit co-workers to play as well!

Fun fact
The first basketball court was set up in a gymnasium at Springfield College in Connecticut. James Naismith was the Canadian physical education instructor who invented basketball in 1891. He was looking for a rigorous indoor activity for his students. His original hoop was an empty peach basket and they also used a soccer ball at that time.




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