According to a report for the Centers for Diesease Control and Prevention, Ultimate Frisbee could be the biggest sport in the United States.
Frisbees and other flying discs out sold baseballs, basketballs, and footballs combined. So is frisbee the new National Pasttime?
Technically, most companies that sell flying discs can't even call them Frisbees. That word is trademarked by Wham-O Toys Incorporated, yet it's still used as the colloquial term for the toy. Because of this, Ultimate Frisbee is actually just known as Ultimate to avoid the headaches of lawsuits.
Playing with Frisbees is a terrific form of exercise because when the disc is in play, players don't stop running. During an average match of Ultimate, it is not uncommon that a player runs around five miles. Spend a whole day playing and you'll be running marathons in no time.
It would be wise for the health organizations to push this sport more to promote a healthy lifestyle.