The 10 best sports for health
Practicing sports is the best way to maintain the body in optimal conditions and improve its performance at different levels. However, it is not as simple as it may seem and, in a way, each sport has its benefits and also its risks, so there are some sports that are simply better than others.
The vast majority of sports help to lose weight naturally, to control stress levels, to prevent all kinds of diseases (from physical to psychological). On an emotional level, they make us feel better about ourselves and also improve our sexual performance, among other benefits.
Well, I’m going to present you the 10 best sports for health, as well as some of its fundamental characteristics and everything that, from now on, you should take into account when practicing your favorite sports.
Squash, very similar to the front-on or the so-called fronton palette, is often considered the most complete and intense sport, as well as the best for health. Half an hour of squash each day is enough to exercise practically the whole body and burn 517 calories.
Practicing this sport involves a great cardio-respiratory and muscular training in addition to increasing the resistance of the body (especially in the lower part of the body) and increasing the flexibility of the abdomen and the muscles of the back.
The risks of squash are the muscular injuries and the blows that one can take both the ball and the racket of your partner.
Like squash, rowing is a great exercise equipment in terms of what strength, flexibility and muscular endurance refer to. The heart and the respiratory system itself, are also greatly benefited from the practice of this sport, according to experts, another of the best and most complete for health, 30 minutes burn 302 calories.
It may not be easy because it is not a sport you can do anywhere, however many gyms have rowing machines. With this sport, muscle mass is constantly formed and worked on at all levels.
Here the risks are also related to muscle injuries, back pain, and tendonitis.
Swimming is my favorite sport for many reasons. Since childhood I have always been fascinated by being in the water, but, if while I can exercise and also get health benefits, much better.
Strengthens the bones, brings great benefits at the cardio-respiratory and muscular levels, giving strength, resistance, flexibility, and shape to the entire muscle mass. Perhaps the problem lies in the technique and that is why it is very important to receive a good professional instruction beforehand.
Half an hour of swimming in total burns about 345 calories and another of the great benefits is that the risk of injury is lower.
Soccer is another of my favorite sports and without a doubt one of the most popular and important. Besides being extremely fun and emotional, soccer necessarily involves teamwork, concentration and exercising the body at different levels.
It increases aerobic capacities, soccer improves cardiovascular health, improves tonality, strength, muscular resistance and flexibility, helps to lose weight, improves bone capacities and many other aspects of health, both physical and psychological.
On the other hand, it is a sport that is compulsorily practiced for 90 minutes, in which at all times you must run and just, running 30 minutes burn about 430 calories. The problem is that in this case, muscle or even bone injuries are much more likely.
Practicing cycling helps to strengthen the muscular composition, to give resistance to the muscles and, like the previous sport, to burn many calories.
30 minutes of cycling helps burn 431 calories and gives the body great flexibility. But this is a very dangerous sport if not practiced properly and, in fact, has the highest numbers of accidents and injuries in sports.
That is why it is very important that to practice this sport (which is still one of the best sports for the body ) is properly prepared, use the appropriate protective equipment and take all necessary precautions.
Similar to squash, tennis is another great sport for health and brings very similar benefits. As in the first of this list, the muscles are exercised to a great extent and as in football, practicing tennis keeps the body in constant movement. Regarding the risks, this is another sport in which muscular injuries and tendonitis are present.
As in football and tennis, basketball highlights teamwork, emotional, psychological and physical aspects, the benefits in terms of muscle, bone health and cardio-respiratory system.
During a basketball game one stays in full swing and practicing 30 minutes of this popular sport helps burn more than 300 calories. Basketball has a lot to do with aerobics since one is running and jumping. Muscle and bone injuries are also present to a large extent.
The running-walk is one of the best sports in what the respiratory and cardiovascular system refers, an area in which it brings great benefits in terms of cardio-respiratory resistance. The muscles of the waist and the lower back are also benefited and not to mention the legs and glutes.
As indicated in point 4, corresponding to football, 30 minutes of running-walking involve the burning of more than 430 calories. In this case, if this sport is carried out properly, the risks of suffering a muscular injury or even bone (which there are) decrease considerably.
If volleyball is practiced properly, the muscles obtain strength, tonality, strength, and form almost like in any other sport, especially the muscles of the legs, arms, and buttocks.
While one practices volleyball, it tones the muscles in a great way, since practically it spends all the time running and jumping. This is even more significant when practiced in the arena because it involves more effort in the muscles. However, that can also affect and play a trick with the issue of muscle and bone injuries, in addition to the ever-present tendonitis.
Although probably no other sports that I taught today are as risky and dangerous as this one, boxing does not stop being a great sport if it is practiced properly. While one practices boxing he receives all kinds of blows throughout the body, so protection is extremely important.
Cardio-respiratory and muscular skills are greatly benefited by the practice of this sport and with 30 minutes of boxing 302 calories are burned. But, anyway, injuries are a trademark of boxing practice. It can bring from bruises, tears and all kinds of injuries to brain, muscle and bone lesions. I repeat again, be very careful.
These are the 10 best sports for health, do you practice any of them? What is your favorite and why?