6 Best Sports For Weight Loss

By Collins Nwokolo Wednesday, 20 July 2016
Everybody wants to have to body of an athlete, well why not? they are fit, and attractive. Their achieved their great body because their are exercising to meet the demands of the sport they engage in. The various sports that they engage in are the real factor in determining their fitness and body. You can't expect a female swimmer to have the same body as a female weightlifter.
While it is not entirely possible to have the body of an athlete, you can use the exercises their engage in to achieve weight loss.

The best sports for weight loss are the sports that burn more calories within a short duration and are able to involve major parts of your body. So sit back relax and learn something wonderful today!



6. Soccer
We begin with none other than soccer. Soccer or football is the most popular sport on earth, it is typically fast paced game, and involves a fair amount running.

Soccer is undeniably great for weight loss, it helps build muscle mass, and speeds up metabolism. It also puts a lot the body's major fat region to work, such as the thigh, chest etc. 

Additionally, playing soccer burns a fair amount of calories. For example if you weigh 160lbs in pounds and then play soccer for just 45 minutes, you would burn 406 calories.


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5. Skating and Skiing
Skating and cross-country skiing are effective ways to lose weight. Moving through the cold weather, and across varying snow laden terrains, challenges the body muscles and provides interval training.
A person that weighs 160 pounds will burn 620 calories in an hour.




4. Cycling
The next best sport for losing weight is cycling. Cycling is a relatively easy sport, but it puts a lot of body muscle groups to work, such as the gluteus, quadriceps and hamstrings.

It is great for cardiovascular exercising and maintaining optimum fitness level.
If you weigh 160 pounds, and cycle for an hour you will burn up to 500 calories. Cycling regularly for about four times a week will help you are lose 5 pounds in a month.



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3. Jogging or Sprinting
Jogging is a great sport for weight loss. It is regarded as the sport with the best full body workout. Jogging or running is also one of the easiest sports you can engage in, since all you need is just a pair of jogging shoes.

The benefits of jogging to your body are manifold. It increases body metabolism, increases heart rate and blood circulation.
It also boosts your fitness and endurance level and above all, burn a lot if calories.
If you weigh 160 pounds and you jog for about 45 minutes, you can burn more than 450 calories. 

I strongly recommend jogging, running for weight loss.

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2. Squash
Squash was rated by Forbes magazine as the healthiest sport, based on the flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance that you stand to gain from playing the sport. 

Squash is indeed the healthiest sport, because it also burns a lot of calories in a short duration. The constant running, twisting and lunging will toughen up the muscles in the upper and lower regions of the body.
You can burn more than 500 calories in just 30 mins of playing the sport.

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1. Swimming
Swimming is the ultimate sport for weight loss. It is a low impact sport, that seems like an effortless exercise can burn hundreds of calories.
A swimmer uses almost every single muscle in his body to propel him under water, from his facial muscles to his toe. Swimming helps to It improve muscle strength posture and flexibility. It is also a  great form of aerobic or cardiovascular exercise.
If you weigh 160 pounds, you can burn up to 630 calories, while swimming for an hour. What else? You can swim that much without breaking a sweat, literally.

Conclusively, just like athletes are committed to winning, you have to be committed to losing weight and getting fit. Commit to be Fit! Thanks for reading.
Nwokolo Collins

Hi, My name is Nwokolo Collins, I am a passionate health enthusiast, I write amazing health articles with sufficient humour.

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