Doing sport is an entertaining way to burn calories while having fun at the same time. Sport, especially game sport provides a great entertainment which we can enjoy doing for hour. Unconsciously we may be burning whole lot more calories than we realize. Here are five doable sports which are fun and burn plenty of calories (the measurement uses 100 pounds person as a basis) at the same time:


1. Badminton
Badminton is exceptionally popular in Asia rather than in America. 30 minutes of moderate Badminton burns approximately 213 calories. The good news about badminton is, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to play it. In fact you don’t even need to rent a special court just to play this game; this sport is playable even in small venue such as a corner in the nearby park.

2. Ice Skating
Ice skating has always been an enjoyable sport for me. I can personally do hours and hours of ice skating without feeling tired. 30 minutes of ice skating burns approximately 138 calories. Take note than if you are skating with friends, chance is you won’t be skating for just 30 minutes.

3. Rafting - Rowing
Rafting is one of my favorite activities to do during a holiday or long weekend. There’s nothing like a getaway rafting trip to unwind and relax after a long busy week. 30 minutes of ‘not too challenging’ rafting will approximately burn around 120 calories. Of course that number will surely add up if you count the occasional swimming when you fall from your raft. If you prefer a less thrilling activity then try rowing. You will burn more calories but perhaps you’ll miss the excitement.

4. Tennis
30 minutes tennis burns approximately 183 calories. But two things that I hate about tennis are that it’s physically demanding and requires a special court. If you are not used to do cardio training or play similar sport then chance is you won’t be able to play tennis for long.

5. Water Polo
Just get a ball and hop on to the nearby swimming pool with a group of friends and you’re set. A real water polo may burn around 240 calories but you will also burn slightly less calories even if you don’t do ‘serious’ water polo. Our body needs extra energy to move in the water. Provided that you stay in the pool long enough, you will have burned a lot of calories by the time you emerge from the water.

Just remember, it’s not how hard you do it but how long you do it. If you do the sports with friends then you will be able to do the sports for considerable amount of time. Keep it fun!

11 comments:

  1. Angelina said...

    I love badminton. It's a tense and thrilling game. And there's a kind of satisfaction to be gained from it too, especially if I manage to land a smash.

  2. Soju said...

    I am glad that I live in four seasons country. I do a lot of ice skating and some other winter sports. Of course I also eat more food during winter too so no wonder I emerge a little fatter after the new year :P.

  3. Shane said...

    Just occurred to me that I used to participate in all these sports when I was younger, but as I got more serious (older) I kind of gave them up.
    The idea of getting back to them sure sounds good though!

  4. Brice said...

    Strange not to find swimming amongst the list? I always thought of it as a great way to keep in shape as well as being able to enjoy it with all the family whatever their ages.

  5. Sean said...

    I am not so keen on outdoor exercise... hahha... So, it is better I workout at fitness center.

  6. Leigh said...

    The best thing about these sports is that they are mostly team activities. One of the hardest thing to do when exercising is motivate yourself. With the help of others this would be much more fun

  7. Jackie said...

    I am dreadful when it comes to sport the only thing I do is walk or cycle to the shops then I am exhausted LOL

  8. Lizzie said...

    Biking is a great way to burn calories, and now with the changing of the leaves here in PA, it gives us a little extra reason to ride. The scenery also helps you to forget you are riding.

  9. Cherry said...

    Well partly because I consider swimming alone as a 'unfun' sport. I did include water polo which is a more entertaining activity to do in the pool :).

  10. Modified Mummy said...

    I love playing badminton, it's just a pain in the bum I can barely get chance to play it. Over here it seems to be sod's law that as soon as I wish to play, it's just too windy :( and we live in such an area with no sheltered outdoor area's or free indoor places we can play.

  11. Anonymous said...

    ...one word...pogo-sticks...



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