We hear all kinds of stories about how all our favorite pastimes are bad for us. Watching TV causes obesity, playing computer games makes us violent and even gambling leads to addiction and in the end hurting those we love.
In Japan, most high school kids are required to engage in at least one afterschool activity (up to five occasions per week), whilst attending cram school an average of three nights per week. In the UK things are a little different. The afterschool void is often filled idly watching TV, messing about on the internet or loafing around the house with indeterminate intention.
Supplements are regularly used nowadays by amateur and professional sportspeople alike.
Introducing the kids to any extreme sport is to be done with caution (no matter how confident they might seem about donning their new XCEL Infinity winter wetsuit and getting out into the British sea for a session of exhilarating coasteering!)