Top Sports For Burning Calories

Christmas is a time of celebration and indulgence. But with Christmas now gone, our thoughts, just like the rest of the nation, turn to resolutions and boy are we looking forward to burn of those calories. If you are looking forward to burning of the Christmas calories as much as we are, then we’d like to help and at at Playfinder. We bring you our top sports for burning off those Christmas calories.


Swimming is a great way to burn of those Christmas calories and is widely considered to be one of the best sports out there for an all-round cardiovascular workout.

But you don’t have to laps after laps at your local pool. You can swim at your pace and enjoy a few healthy lengths at your local pool. Whatever your level, swimming is great for your body and it is never too late get involved or improve your swimming skills.Treading water can burn calories too. If you have kids, take them along. It will great for their health too.

Finally, swimming is hugely relaxing. Burning calories may be the last thing on your mind but is a great bonus to have and depending on your exertion and weight, swimming can burn as much 550 calorie in a half-hour session.

The benefits to swimming is endless and so if you’re looking to burn of those Christmas calories without putting too much stress on your body, Swimming is a great way to ease your way back into fitness for 2015.

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Squash is a game that requires great speed,  fitness and skill and 2003, Forbes Magazine ranked squash as the number healthiest sport. Squash provides a great all round work-out whilst at the same time making it fun. You bend, jump and twist, working your upper body and endurance and can burn as much as 1,000 calories in one hour session.

As demanding and hard as squash may sound, squash is sociable sport which is open to everyone of all ages and so if you’re looking for an intensive but fun work out to ward of the Christmas indulgence, Squash is a great sport to start.

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Cycling brings with it a broad spectrum of health benefits. Similar to swimming, it engages your legs while being easy on the joints and providing a sense of freedom and enjoyment. Most sports can take its toll on the joints, muscles and body. But not cycling. On the other hand, cycling is far lower in impact on the body and If you keep on pedalling, it will end up being a smooth ride and a low risk form of cardio workout.

Cycling can take place indoors or outdoors.  Outdoors will provide a sense of freedom while indoor cycling is a great way to burn calories with a low risk environment. Cycling can burn as much as as 300 calories in an half an hour session while building strength in your legs at the same time. So hop on and start pedalling!

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5-a-side football

Football is the world’s most popular sport and FIFA estimates there are 250 million people currently playing in the world.

Football comes in many variations, all of which provides a broad spectrum of health and mental benefits. But 5-a-side football may be one of the best variations out there. A small sided game requires more higher intensity movement, higher heart rates and great involvement in high intensive actions.

The world’ most popular sport is one of the best sports around for burning off those calories. In an hour, a player can burn over 800 calories.

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At Playfinder, we strive to get people connected to sport by making the process of finding and booking your pitches and court simple, quick and easy. Whatever your health goals, find your local pitch with us and start your New Year with a bang with these great sport for burning calories.