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Published On: August 15, 2019 10:57 AM NPT By: Agencies

How can you lose weight by playing basketball

How can you lose weight by playing basketball


Losing weight is not as simple as people think. Not everyone is able to stay determined and follow a proper diet and exercise routine to come to a good shape. For some, following a restricted diet is a task, while others find gymming too intimidating. If you also think that aerobics classes or treadmill workouts are not for you, then you can play other sports to get fit. Gymming is not the only way out to shed kilos, if you love playing basketball, then you can even lose weight by playing this sport.
Moreover, it has been found that when you participate in a physical activity you enjoy, you're more likely to include it in your habit.


How many calories you can burn in a week
Playing basketball requires a lot of stamina and strength. As per different studies, by playing basketball for at least 30 minutes each day, a person can burn up to 240 to 350 calories per half hour, depending on your weight. If a person burns 250 calories per day, he will lose 230 grams every week. That means in a month you will lose 1 kilo.

How to play it
Basketball is played in a group. If you are looking for weight loss, play basketball in a group for 30 minutes. Having a face-off with other players helps to burn almost double the calories. In case you are playing all alone, then you can shoot by yourself. Then run around, chase the ball and again take a shot. Do not slow down, just because you are playing all alone. Move quickly from one area of the court to the next to intensify calorie burn.

After playing for 30 minutes, rest for a while to get your breathing and heart rate back to normal. Start light jogging or running around the basketball court to recover your normal breathing rate. Stretch to prevent injury and improve flexibility.

Bottom line

Playing basketball can help you lose weight, but it is important to have a proper diet. If you do not cut down your calorie intake then you won’t be able to lose weight. For safe weight loss, create a daily deficit of 500 to 1,000 calories.

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