Sports are a great way to maintain your body weight. While some sports burn a lot of calories, some others are less energy-consuming and burn fewer calories.

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Here are the seven sports that burn the most calories that you might want to try.

1. Ice Skating 

There are numerous types of ice skating, but speed skating tops the number of calories burned within one hour. Speed skating can burn up to 800 calories per hour. 

This is due to how your legs constantly kick to gain more speed while your arms constantly sway to keep your balance. Additionally, all your body muscles need to work when you are trying to swirl or jump. 

2. Racquetball 

Racquetball is considered a vigorous aerobic activity that can burn up to 600 calories per hour on competitive matches. 

Racquetball trains your cardiorespiratory and coordination-building capacities, as well as your core flexibility. 

3. Basketball 

A full-court basketball game burns around 740 calories per hour. You can feel the burning pain in your muscles, especially when you start playing basketball after a long time. 

The source of calories burned comes from the extreme movements that your hands make when dribbling the ball, and also how your feet bent a little when you are in a guarded position.  

4. Tennis (single) 

A game of single leisure tennis may burn up to 100 calories per hour, but an intense competitive single tennis can burn up to 560 calories per hour. 

Tennis requires you to constantly use your upper arm muscles to swing an approximately 309grams of a tennis racquet. When swinging a forehand, you are required to put your left foot forward and bent your feet. This requires a lot of energy as you are hitting the ball. 

5. Soccer 

Another famous sport that you know can burn a lot of calories is soccer. Half game soccer of 45 minutes can burn up to 400 calories for people who weigh 83 kg. 

In soccer, a player is required to run a 110m length field back and forth. Additionally, not every position in a soccer game burns the same amount of calories. A goalkeeper tends to burn a lot fewer calories compared to midfielders. 

6. Vigorous swimming 

Swimming is another way to torch your calories. However, the amount of calories burned depends on your body weight. If you weigh 58 kg, a slow freestyle swim can burn up to 590 calories, while a vigorous swim can burn up to 413 calories per hour. The more you weigh, the more calories you burn during a fast swim session. 

7. Running

Running has been the most popular sport or exercise that is known to burn a lot of calories. When you run fast (not jog), you can burn up to 800 calories per hour. 

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