Learn why adults are reviving an easy children's game that can kick your social life and fitness into a higher gear.
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Speaker: Who says you need a playground, a rubber ball and a bunch of grade-schoolers for a game of kickball, certainly not these New York City professionals. They are proving that kickball isn't just for kids anymore. Female Speaker: I hadn't even thought about kickball since gym class as a little kid, it's just a time to let loose after a long day at work and just have a great time. Speaker: And a great workout. All the running and kicking is estimated to burn anywhere from 300 to 500 calories an hour, and playing the game can come with some mental and social benefits too. Male Speaker: It's a great stress reliever. Being an attorney can take a lot out of you mentally, emotionally, spiritually. So this is a nice release. Speaker: The game can be found most everywhere and for everyone. Male Speaker: Kickball is divided 50-50 right down the gender line, as well we have a broad range of ages from 21 all the way up in their 50s and even 60s. The response you will get from every kickballer that's playing their first season ism well, I haven't played this since grade-school, since 3rd grade or 4th grade and I think that's the magic of it. Speaker: But what's different from 3rd grade is that no one has to worry about being picked last for a team. Male Speaker: In kickball you run around the bases, you throw a ball at people to tag them out. I am not that good, but for the most part anyone can do it. Speaker: And you don't have to wait for recess anymore to play.
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