When focusing on your fitness and health, always think positive. Even if you don't meet a goal you set for yourself, realize that you are one step closer to that goal and soon you will meet it, and you may just not meet it at the exact time you were hoping for. Don't give up. The moment your mind starts thinking you can't do it, is the same time your body is going to believe it can't. Always stay one step ahead and realize that you will reach your destination of fitness if you truly want to.
When playing baseball or softball, you can hit more home runs by swinging at high pitches with a small uppercut. When swinging high in this manner, you are using your hip and midsection muscles to assist in the power of your swing instead of simply using your hands and arms to power the ball.
If you are trying to make more contact while you play baseball or softball, you should try playing more football. This takes a lot of hand-eye coordination, which will help you make more contact with the baseball or softball. Get your game going when you play a bit of football.
In any kind of football, most people have trouble trying to shake their defender when going out to catch the ball. A good tip to do this is to stay as close as possible to him, then shorter your strides to allow you to cut in and out easier to catch the ball.
To learn how to effectively catch a football, try aiming for its tip. If you attempt to focus on the ball, it will appear blurry, but if you watch the tip, you can clearly see where the ball is going and try to catch it. You are also blocking out incoming defenders by focusing on this single spot.
Fitness is not as complicated as it is made out to be. Sure it can be completely competitive, but it doesn't have to be. It can indeed be a personal activity. Now that you understand a bit more of how to do it and what to do, go give it a try.