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Boxing was the most effective because it is super intense interval training and involves engaging multiple muscle groups, experts said

Source: The 50 top activities for weight loss have been revealed – Coventry Telegraph

The 50 top activities for weight loss have been revealed

Boxing was the most effective because it is super intense interval training and involves engaging multiple muscle groups, experts said

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A list of the top 50 most effective sport for weight loss has been revealed – and some may surprise you.

Boxing tops the list, with squash second and rowing completing the top three, reports the Mirror .

The results are from a new survey by the health and wellbeing brand Forza Supplements, which measured the calorie burning effectiveness of our 50 most popular sports and activities.

Boxing was the most effective because it is super intense interval training and involves engaging multiple muscle groups, experts said.

Squash was highly effective because the rallies tend to be longer than in other racket sports and the break between points is shorter than in tennis.

Road running at a medium or fast pace came fourth at 700 calories an hour – much effective than doing it on a treadmill at a gym (580 calories in 10th place).

Swimming came in fifth but only if you do front crawl or butterfly – 680 calories an hour.



The more sedate breast stroke burned just 408 calories (15th place).

In eighth place was fast road cycling at 604 calories an hour – much more effective than a gym exercise bike (540 calories).

An hour at the gym doing various cardio activities, press-up, push-ups and weights was ninth, burning 590 calories, but only 380 calories if you just stick to weights.

Hockey was next best for weight loss at 478 calories an hour, followed by basketball (475 calories) and tennis (470 calories).

Cricket burns 272 calories an hour followed by golf which burns 236 calories – as long as players are walking and carrying their own clubs. Table tennis burns 204 calories.

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Forza Supplements managing director Lee Smith said: “We just hope that these figures encourage more people to get active to combat our growing obesity crisis.

“Boxing is terrific for weight loss because it is the ultimate full body work-out with intense bursts of activity – just like the very best interval training.

“The figures show that any activity is better than lounging in front of the TV and, if you are going to do that, at least do it standing up and burn 20 calories an hour.

“There are lots of fun ways to burn calories particularly when you are on holiday – snorkelling at the beach (274) burns more calories than badminton (240) or a round of golf (236).

“Sex is a great way to burn off calories, particularly if you are a man because statistics show they expend 44% more energy than women during typical lovemaking.

“An hour of sex for a man burns as many calories as an hour of yoga, but sex for an hour for a woman is roughly the same calorie burn as walking the dog!”

50 best activities for weight loss

(calories burned in an hour by a person weighing 11st or 70kg)



1 Boxing – 800 calories burned in an hour

2 Squash – 748

3 Rowing (on a lake or river) – 740

4 Road running at a fast or medium past – 700

5 Swimming – front crawl or butterfly – 680

6 Rugby – 614

7 Football – 612

8 Road cycling fast – 604

9 Gym exercise (weights and cardio) – 590

10 Running on a treadmill – 580

11 Hockey – 478

12 Basketball – 475

13 Tennis – 470

14 Rowing machine – 440

15 Breaststroke or backstroke – 408

16 Vigorous walking with a backpack – 406

17 Weights at gym – 340

18 Pilates – 320

19 Ballroom dancing fast; quick-step, Charleston – 306

20 Snorkelling – 274

21 Cricket – 272

22 Skateboarding – 270

23 On piste downhill skiing – 270

24 Trampolining – 252

25 Volleyball – 240

26 Badminton – 238

27 Golf – 236

28 DIY; sanding, painting, sawing – 235

29 Walking to work – 207

30 Gardening – 206

31 Table tennis – 204

32 Horse riding – 202

33 Sex for a man – 200 33 Yoga – 200

35 Fishing from a riverbank (standing) – 200

36 Volleyball – 198

37 Sex for a woman – 138

38 Walking the dog – 136

39 Ballroom dancing slow; waltz – 135

40 Household chores; dusting, vacuuming, ironing – 102

41 Bird watching – 101

42 Playing the piano – 100

43 Washing dishes – 88

44 Shopping – 86

45 Cooking – 69

46 Driving a car – 68

47 Having a bath – 35

49 Watching TV standing up – 20
50 Watching TV on the sofa – 0

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