Health Thesis: Extreme Sports vs. Risks. - A thesis on why we participate in extreme sports, for a Kinesiology course.

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Health Thesis

Extreme Sports vs. Risks

Extreme Sports

Have you ever done something so extreme, that you've actually risked your life for it maybe? If so, why did you do it? Maybe to prove a point, but to who? Many people actually feel like they must make that impact in the world and prove a point to everyone else about being able to accomplish something maybe no one else could. It seems like a way to get attention possibly. Or maybe this just proves what people will actually do for money if it in fact was involved. It's actually said some people with personal experience to be more of a mental and spiritual thing to do, as opposed to a physical challenge, but there's no denying that you do work your legs, lung and ligaments. Everyday, daring people all over the world are participating in extreme sports like adventure racing, bull-fighting, in-line skating, bungee jumping, snow boarding and skateboarding.

All of these sports involve a serious risk, and that's why they are called Extreme Sports. _2159000/2159723.stm

This site states that "extreme sports are about exhileration, skill, and danger." It gives information on different types of extreme sports, their backgrounds, and what draws us to them. This site also gives information on how to contact or take part in Extreme Sports Associations in all categories.

The Wikipedia Encyclopedia links why we participate in extreme sports with its adrenaline-inducing nature. The encyclopedia also states that, "Because of the nature of extreme sports, they appeal more to young people, and often attract their own kind of youth culture with associated clothing fashions and music. Some participants, termed 'adrenaline junkies', develop an obsession with their sport and even claim to be addicted to adrenaline."

Walter Bagehot said, "The greatest pleasure...