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.
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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.
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.
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.