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Get Physical: A Hilarious Game of Badminton

I don't know what it is about playing badminton, but that game is just so funny to me. I love the dinky racquets, the flimsy net and of course the shuttlecock (I call it a birdy) - it seems to have a mind of its own!

The game is pretty simple. All you need is 1 net, 1 birdy, 2-4 rackets, and 2-4 players. After you set the net up, you try hitting the birdy over the net, and your opponent hits it back to you.

Badminton is actually an Olympic Sport, so there are specific rules that go along with the game. I think it's more fun to see how many times we can volley back and forth before the birdy touches the ground.

This game is great for all ages since it's easy and fun, there isn't much equipment, and you don't have to worry about seriously getting injured. It does require some hand-eye coordination skills, moderate leaping, acute agility, and lightning speed to run and hit the birdy over the net. I'll tell you though - I end up working my core muscles more than anything from falling to the ground and laughing so hard, but that's just me.

Fit's Tips: You can purchase a badminton set (Amazon, $24.95) that comes with a carrying case so you can bring it along the next time you go to the beach, park, or a BBQ. That way you can fit in a little exercise in between all the eating and drinking.

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crispet1 crispet1 9 years
I just played on Saturday. So fun! But Im sore now...
sls1825 sls1825 9 years
I'm not a fan of badminton, but a lot of my friends play it. They love it.
Moody Moody 9 years
This reminds me when I was still in school and when we challenged each other to volley the birdie as long as possible. =) I miss those days.
clepiau clepiau 9 years
Badminton is an Olympic sport??? OMG, I've been looking for a way to get to the Olympics! I, too, love to just see how many times we can volley the birdie, but it's so freaking fun. It never feels serious or intense, but it gets you running around and acting silly, which is always a plus in my book. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to train for the Olympics. Look for me on TV, y'all!!
gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
I used to play years ago and loved it. Really should get back into it
imLissy imLissy 9 years
that was the only thing I liked about gym class in HS. My friend and I would say, "we put the bad in badminton." And we did, we were terrible, but that just made it more fun! Only time I ever got exercise in HS too. Mostly running to fetch the birdy.
kendallina kendallina 9 years
I love Badminton!
ccy ccy 9 years
It's the only "Sport" I'm ever willing to play! It's a hoot!
melda melda 9 years
I have been playin badminton all my life its really wonderful game and I also play Ping Pong
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