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Best weight loss tennis game

Updated: Jan 5

Many people go to the gym to reduce weight and some control their food by following the advice of a dietician.

Do you wish to lose weight without giving up most of your favourite foods? Well, then tennis is the game for you. Yes, you can burn calories without doing a boring gym workout. Tennis is a more fun option to achieve your weight loss goals if you love sports.

You are not only going to lose weight by playing the sport. it also enhances the coordination between your hands and eyes, improves your reflexes, increases bone density, increases flexibility, improves your cardiovascular fitness. It increases your speed through a series of side-to-side and back and forth sprints to chase the ball and makes you ultra-flexible due to the constant stretching and manoeuvring to return the ball toward your opponent.

How long does it take to lose weight from tennis?

If they are hitting balls in non-competitive play, the average person will burn 350-500 calories per hour. The number of calories you are burning during an hour of tennis can help you stay on track with to your fitness goals. For all 3,500 calories that you burn you can lose 0.5kg of weight.

Playing singles is a high calorie-burning activity, but even doubles can help you shed unwantedfat from the body. It is a great sport to bring your body in perfect shape and lose excess fat. It is a high-calorie-burning activity, especially when you play singles. So if you're in good health, and under age 30, you can safely play at a high level 3-4 times per week. If you're between 30-50, 2-3 times per week is a good number.

Tennis is one of the most physically challenging sports. Playing the sport burns more calories than many other intensive sports like inline skating, aerobics, cycling, or netball.if you play it consistently, you can shed some kilos and tone your body.

Tennis can help lose belly fat. However, your body controls where the fat loss and fat burn occurs. In other words, you can't spot exercise where your fat disappears because you want it to.

Cardio tennis is another high-intensity fitness workout that includes the best features of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, running, fitness drills, up-tempo music, and calorie-burning aerobic workout. As per research, women can burn up to 300 to 500 calories per hour by performing cardio tennis, while men can burn twice the calories.

Five Top Tips for Tennis and Weight Loss:

1.Play tennis with someone who also wants to lose weight – they will also be focussed on playing in a way that helps weight loss.

2.Use a ball machine for 10-15 minutes of your tennis workout time, this will ensure a sustained period of activity.

3.Have a long warm up - playing in such a way as to keep the ball ‘in-play’ for as long as possible – you could challenge yourselves as to how many times you can get the ball back and forth over the net without interruption.

4.Play the game with only one ball and run for it every time it goes out of play.

5. Playing against a wall and keep it going without losing the ball for as long as possible

Aerobic and anaerobic fitness - by burning fat and improving your cardiovascular fitness.

Speed - through a series of side-to-side and up and back sprints to chase the ball.

Co-ordination - since you have to move into position and then adjust your upper body to hit the ball successfully.

Flexibility - due to the constant stretching and manoeuvring to return the ball toward your opponent.

Warm-up well before starting the game, this will help you to challenge your body and play well without any interruption.


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