Sports persons don’t just have good bodies. They are also fit and healthy, thanks to the overall strengthening and toning effects of playing sports. If you want more than just a hot bod and be really fit, you need to start playing one of these Olympic sports.
1. Kayaking / Canoeing / Rowing
Sports like rowing, kayaking or canoeing provide a strong upper body workout. Like any focused upper body workouts, these sports also result in a slightly lower overall testosterone release. Lower testosterone means that you do not add bulky muscles to your frame, but remain toned. This high calorie burn job will melt all the fat while keeping your muscle mass intact.
Football is one of the most effective cardio workouts. It builds tremendous stamina and is great for strong calves and glutes. Playing football keeps your body toned and not bulky.
Runners typically maintain a metabolic rate that is 30-50% higher than an average individual. This means that running not only allows you to lose weight while you’re exercising, but also during the rest of the day, thanks to the increased metabolism.