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How Many Calories Are Burned Playing Squash?

by
author image Daniel Rhodes
Based in North Wales, U.K., Daniel Rhodes has been writing since 2006. He has worked in education, using extreme/outdoor sports to treat behavioral difficulties in young people, and his articles have appeared in "Tudno Sport" and "Inside Welsh Sport." Rhodes has a Bachelor of Arts in politics from Bangor University.
How Many Calories Are Burned Playing Squash?
Squash is a fast-paced, strenuous activity. Photo Credit Thomas Northcut/Photodisc/Getty Images

Squash is a strenuous activity. It is fast-paced, cheap and an effective method for controlling your weight. If you want to lose weight, squash will help you burn off more calories on a daily basis than you consume.

Every 30 Minutes

The number of calories you burn playing squash depends on the amount of time you play and your weight. If you weigh 155 lbs. and play squash for 30 minutes, you will burn 422 calories. If you weigh 180 lbs., you'll burn 491 calories every 30 minutes. If you weigh 205 lbs., you'll burn 559 calories.

Every Hour

If you weigh 155 lbs. and play squash for 60 minutes, you'll burn 844 calories. If you weigh 180 lbs., you'll burn 981 calories; if you play squash for an hour, with a starting weight of 205 lbs., you'll burn 1,117 calories. This, for only an hour's physical activity, is a large number of calories to burn per hour.

Benefits

Regular squash sessions will improve your strength, your cardiovascular health levels, balance, agility and hand-eye coordination. Other benefits include improved concentration and reduced stress levels.

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