1.08 Varying Activity Preferences Essay
In today’s rapidly evolving society, the way we exercise and work with teams has blended together with the diversity present at home. You can find different activities in varying cultures and age groups. Yet, from the people I interviewed for this essay, I saw the same results for a certain aspect: A person’s age seems to play more of a role in exercise than culture.
The first person I interviewed was a 17-year-old African American male that I go to school with and participate in marching band with. I took the band-kid demographic into consideration, but I believe my subject stays active outside of the program. When I asked how often he participates in physical activity, he responded by saying he does it whenever he is asked to play a sport with his friends. Seeing his age, his response made sense to me. This is about the time of the year when students are out of school and are more inclined to do things with friends, like team sports at a local park for instance. I would know since I act the same way currently.
My second subject was a 20-year-old Caucasian female from Georgia. Right now, she is touring the country with the Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps competing against other bands in America. I was lucky enough to get a response since she is busy with this all summer. Each day they push themselves all day to work on their performances, and that includes rigorous training out in the got summer sun. Over this time many members of the corps reach peak physical condition, but from some members I know, it isn’t easy to keep that condition once the season is over. So my first question for her was how often does she participate in physical activity outside of Spirit. “Its really whenever I feel I’m not happy with the way I feel about my physique,” she replied, ”Which I’m sad to say isn’t often enough. Its hard to maintain the same workout regiment we have during tour, since I feel less inclined to do it. Here at...