This literature review will look into cycling as a means of transportation, for both commuter and recreational purposes, as well as look in depth, the question of just how much can cycling improve both our mental and physical health? The review will examine/critique the statistics that try to prove the affects of physical activity for public health, as well as outline the strengths of each claim and expose the weaknesses. The great philosopher Plato said that the "lack of activity [in society] destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it". This review will outline the dilemma we face in todays society; it ultimately can be referred to, as David Bannister suggests, the fascination with 'distance, speed and time'. For these three qualities are so domineering in our lives today and the effects (both positive and negative) play a substantial part in our lives. The review will critique the writings of scholars such as Tranter, Bannister, Racioppi, Tight and Lindsay as they attempt to define the importance of physical activity for public health.
Flying through the air, spinning and flipping in any possible direction, knowing that at any moment, one false move could cause serious damage or death to the rider, these few reasons show why our culture has grown to love Bicycle Motocross or (BMX) and the thrill it brings to rider and spectator alike.
As the population grows in this country we are developing and expanding area's that have never seen the population like we are seeing these days. There are almost 1200 people who live in the small community of West Yellowstone that thrives on tourism. There is good turnout in the summer and in the winter snowmobiling keeps the small town going. Over the past five years the Government and multiple environmental agencies have tried to shut down snowmobiles in the National Park for pollution reasons. How would this affect the environment? How would this affect the local industry? I will go through each side of this debate that has been taking place.
One should be able to know when a specific trail or section is closed due to alerts in effect (“Safety”). Also, accidents can be reported on the trail (Appalachian). Although it is important to know how to stay safe and help someone on the trail there are some things on the trail than can help keep one safe. The main trail markings include paint blazers, double blazes, and metal markers (Birchard 145-150). Leave no trace signs are located through the trail (Birchard 156). A hiker should respect wild animals and plants from a safe distance (Appalachian). It is very important that one knows how to stay safe on the trail to be able to have a successful
According to statistics from State Farm Insurance, “an estimated 1.5 million vehicles collide with deer every year in the United States, causing 1.1 billion in property damage,” as stated by Dave Roos, author of “Does Deer Hunting Reduce Car Accidents” as published on How Stuff Works website. This statistic is too high, meaning that the people of the United States need to do something about the deer population in our country. Many people do not like the deer because things like this happen. Although the deer in this world have rights, they are overpopulated and need to be hunted more and more because the deer cause car accidents, put food on the table, and hunting is a real sport that can be fun.
The deer (Odocoileus spp.) may be one of the most valued and the most viewed mammalian wildlife species in North America. Millions of outdoor visitors savor the sights of deer and try to capture them on film. State fish and game agencies regard deer as a renewable, harvestable resource for viewing and hunting. Sport hunters annually bag about 1 million mule deer (O. hemionus) and 2 million white-tailed deer (O. virginianus). However, deer may cause profound damage by browsing on garden vegetables, flowers, ornamental bushes, and crops. Collisions of automobiles with deer in some areas of the country have increased to alarming levels. In some national parks, deer are a natural resource that may have to be managed. About 50 units in the National Park System in the eastern United States and in the Midwest have identified possible or potential conflicts between the management goals and objectives of parks and white-tailed deer.
There are many different kinds of bikes from Atomic bike co. to we the people bike co. There are different bikes for different people, such as the we the people 4 seasons frame is mostly made for street and dirt riding but the we the people thrill seeker is made mostly for street riding.
The Appalachian Trail’s history and significance could be as long and interesting as the 2,180 miles that have come together to form the path. Many people have come to love and enjoy the journey on which the Appalachian Trail takes them. The joys greatly overwhelm the fears that come with the thought of hiking through a long path of forest and encountering wildlife. Benton MacKaye’s idea has made many people’s lives that much more enjoyable.
... hikers to experience the wilderness the way it was initially intended. With unpredictable weather, wildlife, etc. Where hikers are granted the freedom to make their own decisions. As much as the tangible dangers hinder the journey one may face during the trail--the desire, attitude and the love for hiking are perhaps what keeps them yearning for the next level.
As a result, many people are often afraid to visit the wilderness because they do not want to encounter a bear. According to Harding (2014) “When we attempt to understand human narratives about, reactions to, and reflections on bears, light may be shed on the complex relationship people in Euro-American society, more specifically in western Canadian culture, have with ideas of wilderness, nature, and the role of humans in the natural world.” (pg.177) I am not surprise by this statement because I believe it to be quite true. One reason people are often afraid to visit the wilderness is because they view the wilderness to be an unsafe place. In addition, stories of animal attack have not help this matter either. As a result, many people may be angry and upset because they do not understand why animals attack human. Some people may think animals attack human because they might mistake then for food in some cases that might be true. However, like human animal uses nature instant fight or flight when they are afraid or feels threatened as a result they may attack.” Fight or flight is the e instinctive physiological response to a threatening situation, which readies one either to resist forcibly or to run away”. (Oxford Dictionaries) When people see animal, they are immediately frighten. The same way we are afraid of animal they are also afraid of us too. Therefore, both animal and human reaction to each other is based on fear. Unfortunately, “Grizzlies bear are known also to be easily threatened by even a single person who comes too close, so it is this element of surprise that one wants to avoid”. (Clarke,1990, pg.25) Which would explain why there are many bears attack them any other animals. I believe through education people can become more experience in avoiding and dealing with animal in the