Sports; Some exercise that People think not safer like effective cardio exercise, the activities are most likely to come in mind are aerobics classes, running, swimming and cycling. But racquet sports like tennis may hold even greater benefits, according to research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. And, as a bonus, they also be more fun; so making it easier to meet your fitness goals.

Racquet sports reduced

Tennis is an Olympic sport and is play at all levels of society and at all ages. The sport can be played by anyone who can hold a racket, including wheelchair users. The modern game of tennis originate in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as lawn tennis. It had close connections both to various field (lawn) games such as croquet and bowls as well as to the older racket sport today called real tennis.

After reviewing data from 80,000 people, researchers found that participants in racquet sports reduce their risk of early death by 47%. Racquet sports beat out swimming and aerobics, the second and third most-protective exercises, by double digits. Cycling came in fourth.

Aerobics is a form of physical exercise that combines rhythmic aerobic exercise with stretching and strength training routines with the goal of improving all elements of fitness (flexibility, muscular strength, and cardio-vascular fitness). It is usually perform to music and may be practice in a group setting led by an instructor (fitness professional), although it can be done solo and without musical accompaniment.

Promoting physical fitness

With the goal of preventing illness and promoting physical fitness; practitioners perform various routines comprising a number of different dance like exercises. Formal aerobics classes are divide into different levels of intensity and complexity. The numbers were even higher for reducing the risk of death from heart disease or stroke; so though swimming and aerobics were still beneficial because they work the upper and lower body, which helps train the heart.

Also, whatever activity the study participants chose, the more often they exercise; so the more their risk of early death dropped. Never picked up a racquet? The U.S. Tennis Association has information to help you get started, including where to find programs in your area. Besides being a great exercise, tennis helps with balance; hence strength and flexibility, all essential for lifelong fitness.

Whether you play singles or doubles, the social aspect of tennis is another important benefit. Also consider squash and racquetball. These sports use different-sized racquets and balls, and the courts are enclosed. Both games are played within a smaller area than tennis; but the play is often more intense.