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The Best Sports to Lose Weight

One of the most widespread conditions in the modern age is obesity. Our current lifestyles and nutrition are leading to many of use having problems with excess weight, which is bad for many reasons. Not only that it’s not visually appealing, but obesity can lead to many health problems including vascular, cardiac, and other diseases.

 

Losing weight is not easy as it requires a lot of determination and hard work. However, there are many options to do this. One of the best ways is to do sports, as they can be a lot of fun and you might not see sports as an obligation but rather as amusement that at the same time helps you lose weight. Here are some of the best sports that can help you do this.

Running

We all know what running is, so no need to make a big fuss out of it. Still, this is one of the most effective sports for losing weight very effectively and in a short period of time. Make sure that you pay attention to your knees and other leg joints when running as they can get damaged. If you have problems with joints then a gym treadmill is a better option for you. With running, you can burn around 500 calories per hour.

Swimming

Swimming is a great sport because your whole body works while doing it and especially the muscles in your lower and upper extremities. For people who have joint problems, swimming is a great choice because there is no pressure on them as you won’t be standing on the ground. 1 hour of swimming can burn around 900 calories.

Basketball

Basketball is a team sport which involves a lot of different movement at a fast pace. In this sport, you will run, jump, change directions, and challenge your opponents intensively. Not only that it’s fun, but with it, you can burn almost 700 calories per hour and this is just an hour of playing, if you get hooked, you will play a lot more, trust me.

Climbing

Although rock climbing might seem scary, beginners they quickly realize that there is nothing to be scared about. There are many indoor gyms that have safe equipment and simulated rocks to climb on. This is a great sport for weight loss as you are basically carrying your weight in various different positions. You will also strengthen your joints. An hour of climbing can burn around 700 calories.

Tennis

Although tennis might seem like it’s a static sport, it actually isn’t, as tennis players run a lot of miles per match. This is because it’s an individual sport and matches last a long time. All tennis players have a toned body and this is for a reason, as this sport works your legs, back, arms, behind, and belly. An hour of playing tennis can burn around 600 calories.

In the end, it’s important to understand how much calories you intake every day and how much you burn. Doing sports can open up your appetite to eat even more, and if you take more calories, the fact that you are burning them won’t matter.

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