Best Weight Loss Sports!

Posted on November 29th, 2013 at 10:10 pm by


People all over the world want to be healthy and in shape.  A great way to keep your body fit and strong is to do sports.  Everybody knows how important sport is, unfortunately, few people love the idea of sweating and working hard in the gym.

There are many people who want to lose weight so badly and this can be achieved with a good diet and exercise.

In this article we provide for you with a list of the most effective weight loss sports.  Check them out below:


This type of aerobics involve dance steps with climbing on a support.  This is just perfect for cardio workout maniacs as it increases heart rate and improves muscle function and agility.  The good part for women is that step-aerobics works on the thighs, legs and buttocks that many women consider problematic areas.  So if you think that you need to “transform” those parts of your body, step-aerobics is perfect.

For an hour a day you can burn up to 800 calories.  Wow!  That’s pretty much.  Not to mention, if you follow a strict workout schedule every day, in two weeks’ time you will be able to see the results of your hard work.
US Army 51673 aerobathon


This sport is pleasant and enjoyable, especially if you do it outdoors and accompanied by friends. When the weather is agreeable, there is nothing better to be doing than partaking in sports out in the open air.  Cycling can help you build strong legs.  In addition, you can say goodbye to 500 to 1000 calories per hour, depending on the speed.  An advantage of cycling is that your weight is not entirely supported by the spine.


Swimming is a great way to lose weight while doing something pleasant.  It trains almost every part of the body.  In addition to this, it can be a great way to escape hot summer days.  This has made swimming a very popular and adored sport.

Furthermore, swimming can help improve endurance and muscle mass.  If you are looking for something which provides an overall body workout swimming is an excellent choice.  If you spend an hour swimming you can burn about 800 calories.

Tennis Court

Another sport that acts on your legs and arms is lawn tennis.  For a short period of time, this physical activity can help you build muscle mass and strengthen your body.  It develops agility,  speed and endurance.

Spending an hour at the tennis court can get you to burn 500 calories.  The good news about this sport is that it takes two to play.  This means that you can enjoy being with friends and even compete together.  If you practice it twice or thrice a week, you will get visible results sooner than you expect (eight weeks or less).


Running remains one of the best ways to burn calories and lose weight.  Just like swimming, it provides an overall body workout.  You can run in the park, on the street, in the gym, in a stadium or at home.  You don’t need anything special.  There is no need for equipment except for comfortable shoes.  Running is for free and it can help you get rid of cellulite.

If you want to look good and to keep fit, spend time running every week.  You can burn up to 600 calories per hour.

Dance, dance, dance

Dancing is perhaps the most enjoyable way of losing weight.  In the dance club you not only have lots of fun, you also work on a lovely silhouette and relax.  Usually, we don’t think of physical exercise and relaxation in the same breath.  On the contrary, we associate workouts with sweat and exhaustion.  Dancing is much better than other sports in that it provides physical activity without too much pressure.

Spending an hour dancing at home or at the dance club can shake off up to 600 to 800 calories.

Horse Riding

Weird as it may seem, horse riding can burn calories so if you are not that enthusiastic about exercising, you can go for riding.

This sport can help you improve your posture and strengthen your legs.  Practicing horse riding can help you burn 200 to 600 calories per hour; all that while you are actually standing on a horse!

Author Bio

Brandon Bradshaw works for and currently studying to be a medic.

First image courtesy of Spc. Crystal Abbott /10th PCH (United States Army) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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