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You Got It Sports Fans: Fun Ways To Keep Healthy And Stay In Shape

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By Mia Bolaris-Forget

The notion that exercise has to be tedious and boring is a rather recent notion. In fact, in years gone by, activity was part of life; work and the reason most folks back then were in better shape.

And, while people today are certainly being good sports about staying fit, experts suggest literally taking up a sport as a better way to sport a better and healthier physique.

1. Shooting Hoops:

· Basketball burns 405 calories per hour just for taking a couple of shots and up to 720 calories per hour in a competitive game

· It’s a great way to get some cardiovascular, build your coordination and agility, as well as your leg mucles.

2. A Game Of Squash:

· Squash burns up to 1,080 calories per hour

· It works out your core muscles including leg muscles, shoulder muscles and hand-eye coordination. Plus it helps improve your speed and your concentration.


3. Soccer:

· This game helps you burn between 630 calories per hour (for a general game) and 900 calories per hour for a more competitive one.

· Soccer offers great cardiovascular, helps with coordination, especially of hamstrings, calves, and glutes. It also improves your endurance, your sprinting and communication. And, it helps improve both your aerobic and anaerobic ability

4. Kickboxing:

· This intense workout allows you to burn 450 calories per hour just punching a bag and up to 900 calories per hour for fighting/spaaring in the ring.

· Besides balance, speed, coordination and toning core muscles, it teaches you about transferring power from your core to your arms and legs and helps tone quads, glutes, hamstrings and shoulders.

5. Water Polo:

· This sensational summer sport burns approximately 705 calories per hour.

· Water polo works your cardiovascular system, helps with coordination, and targets core muscles, quads, glutes, hamstrings, adductors and abductors. Plus, treading water is a great workout for your legs and build both strength and improves muscular endurance (in your legs, much better than most physical activity on land).


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