WHAT IS THE HEALTHIEST SPORT IN THE WORLD?
Forbes has named #squash the #1 healthiest sport in the world many years in a row. It burns calories, increases aerobic fitness, boosts flexibility, develops strength and power, and improves hand-eye coordination.
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A recent sports study was conducted on various sports to determine which provided the best health benefits we all seek. Of the studied sports were tennis, squash, rowing, swimming, and running.
Below, we have listed five sports considered to be the healthiest based on factors such as cardio and muscular endurance, possible injury risks, and the calories used during a 30-minute exercise session. Here’s what we found…
This is considered to be at the top of the list of healthiest sports. This is due to the flexibility characteristics involved as well as the high levels of cardio and muscular endurance required to play this game. It was also noted that squash burns a significant amount of calories over a period of 30 minutes.
Rated at number two because it has a high cardio and muscular endurance rate. However, the activity of rowing itself did not prove to burn a high amount of calories over a 30 minute period. An added advantage to this low-key sport is the low risk of injury.
Coming in at number three is this very popular aerobic sport! It has only a moderate risk for injury, but increases the levels of cardio and muscular endurance which push up the stamina needed for long distance swimming.
Running requires a lot of physical strength and stamina which pushes cardio and muscular levels up. Regular running has been proven to increase bone density and strength. Keep running along now…
Considered to be one of the best aerobic activities due to the energy exertion from mini sprinting and other technical moves performed during a tense game. It has a high calorie burn count with just 30 minutes of exercise. Your serve!
We all want to be in the know about what the healthiest and most beneficial sports are these days and we hope that this article helps you in achieving your sport and fitness goals including endurance, stamina, muscle tone, and weight loss, to name but a few.
Keeping in tune with our motto, be proactive about your health, be active 😊