5 Best Sports for Weight Loss and Toning

It is the desire and wish of everybody to have a fit and well-toned body, But only actions in the form of physical exercises can cause our desires to become a reality.

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Sporting activities have proven over time to be the most effective way to lose weight and achieve a toned body. It also helps to mitigate the dangers and concerns of weight increase such as obesity, fatigue, heart diseases, low self-esteem etc.

What are the best sports to aid a faster and fun weight loss program? Below are the list of sports that have been proven to be super effective for weight loss and toning. They require no special equipment or training (except for professional purposes) and can be done by anyone at any time.

1. Soccer

This is arguably the world’s most popular sport and also one of the best sports for losing weight and getting toned.

It is super effective because it works on the heart as well as the muscles at the same time, leading to visible weight loss and toned body in very a short period of consistent indulgence. Football can burn over 600 calories in just 1 hour due to its high physical demands.

For the best result, you can form a mini team of friends on the same mission to lose weight so as to improve motivation, dedication and discipline. This is also a great aerobic exercise for belly fat loss.

It engages all the muscles in the body, and can help you shed a few pounds in no time.

2. Swimming

This is a sport that involves a person pushing or propelling themselves through water using their arms and legs.

It is super effective in weight loss because it involves the movement of all the muscles in the body, keeping the heart super active and all body parts vigorously active. It is a very good way to get a toned body as well.

Swimming eliminates the fear of injury that is common in other sports because it doesn’t exert any direct impact on the joints. This makes it a great choice for everyone regardless of age, body type or health condition.

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3. Sprinting

This is a form of sport that involves making a quick burst of pace over a short time. This helps to increase the oxygen intake into your blood, increase heart rate, increase metabolism and ultimately culminating in weight loss over a short period of time.

Sprinting is a form of running, but it is the most effective when it comes to the best weight loss results over a short time period.

Sprinting helps to reduce the time needed for jogging as you can achieve double the results of jogging in half the time when you Sprint. Coupled with simple aerobics, Sprint offers one of the quickest ways to lose weight and achieve that toned body we all desire.

4. Tennis

This sport requires vigorous movements over a defined space; this makes it very effective in weight loss. Tennis is a highly demanding range of sports involving the control of a ball over a specified space.

Examples are; lawn tennis, table tennis etc. It is one of the most common sports and also very easy to start. All it will take is to locate a tennis court, register and turn up for practice daily.

It is so physically demanding and effective that you begin to see positive impacts in less than a week of starting out. You can burn well over 400 calories in just one hour.

5. Basketball

This sport involves a lot of jumping, running, stretching, and movement that makes basketball a great sport for weight loss.

It increases the heart rate and works the muscles to cause the body to shed off that unwanted weight and give room for a well-toned body.

It’s a very popular sport, and medical research have claimed that playing basketball can help in improving cardiovascular health.

Therefore it is easy to locate a basketball court and begin the weight loss program that promises a quick and fun way to lose weight and tone the body. 

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The importance of losing weight and getting a toned body cannot be overemphasized, considering the enormous negative health and social impacts of being overweight. The sports listed above

Offers the fastest and most effective ways to lose weight and achieve a toned body. Desire must be matched with discipline to achieve the best and most enduring weight loss results.

Author Bio:

Collins Nwokolo is a top health blogger and writer from Nigeria. He is a human physiologist and has been creating helpful content on the internet for many years. He writes for Health Guide NG, a popular health and fitness blog in Nigeria.

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