Losing weight is an ongoing struggle that most people face in their lives. They want to reduce their belly and look as good as the models and actors they see on screen. But not all of them are willing to work out to get the results. Exercises such as running, cycling, going to the gym can help you reduce a few pounds.
Not many indoor sports are known to boost weight loss. But playing table tennis for a certain period of time and at a certain pace has its own advantages.
Table Tennis is a fun and easy way to burn a few calories every day. It is an old sport that began in ancient China. Over the years it has made its way into recreational rooms and basements across the world.
You might think that playing table tennis should be a leisure hobby just like playing billiards or bowling. Holding a table tennis paddle in one hand doesn’t seem to have many advantages. But Table Tennis is played by millions of people all over the world. It is a fast-paced game that is played all over the world in hostels, office rooms, etc.
Most beginner table tennis players burn anywhere between 200 – 350 calories per hour. If you are an advanced level player, you might even do a few fancy footwork while playing which can burn up to 500 calories per hour. This sets table tennis apart from other recreational indoor games.
If you are wondering that table tennis only involves the use of your hands and minor footwork, then you must know that it is a total body sport. It involves a good amount of usage of your leg muscle. Your quads, hips, calves are stretched when you play this game. Other muscles such as obliques, forearms, abdominals, shoulders, biceps, and triceps are also used while playing this sport.
You could spice up your workout routine by adding an hour of table tennis to lose a few kilos and also to form a great bond with your competitor. Your monotonous workout regime could thus feel more excited. Adding fun to any physical activity improves your mood as well as instills confidence that you can lose weight.
A high-speed game of table tennis can help you burn 270 calories if you weigh 150 pounds.
Table tennis not only activates your body but it also activates your mind. It requires a lot of concentration while playing. The best part is that table tennis tables are present in most offices and hostels.
You can schedule to play a match during a break in your office which will lighten up your mood and also make your muscles stretch. The only disadvantage with this is that you always need a partner to play against. If you are alone, you can’t do it.
Table tennis is a fun form of exercise that will constantly burn your fat and improve your metabolism. The game is fun and addictive. It improves your cardiovascular system as well and adds to your overall fitness.