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MOTIVATED@LAST Posts: 14,846
10/11/12 10:09 P

I agree with the other posters - it doesn't matter so much what you do for exercise, just that you do it regularly. And from that perspective, it may help if it is actually fun. If you enjoy squash or tennis, then go for it. If some other activities hold more enjoyment for you, well that's good too.

I also agree with Jenmc's point - for most people, weight loss is 80% nutrition, and just 20% exercise.


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UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
10/11/12 8:49 P

Oh wow. I tend to turn to google first when I don't know something rather than admit it to everyone else. :)

Ever heard of racquetball? I'm not sure if they're the same sport but very similar - you whack a little black ball around inside a walled court.

Deb, in New Zealand
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10/11/12 7:07 P

I have never heard of Squash other than the food.... What is it? LOL

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (204,522)
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10/11/12 8:40 A

Well, squash and tennis are cardio activities and as long as you're getting your hear into the zone (60%-85% of maximum) then yes, it well benefit you in many ways, including weight loss. However, as a previous poster said, a healthy lifestyle is 80% nutrition and 20% exercise. In other words, you can't out exercise a crappy diet.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
10/10/12 2:05 P

When it comes to cardio, the BEST activity "for losing weight" is ....






Doesn't matter what kind. Enjoy the cardio YOU like. Whatever that is. Move any way you like. Just MOVE!

Deb, in New Zealand
DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
10/10/12 1:04 P

depends. if it gets you moving and you enjoy the activity it certainly can't hurt you.

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10/10/12 11:49 A you like it? Is it fun for you and something you actually look forward to doing? If so, then go for it! It's a physical activity and any time spent moving your body will help you achieve your goals

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10/10/12 9:54 A

In squash, you will burn over 500kCals in half an hour. That is as good as it gets. However, as JENMC has noted, you need to get control of your nutrition as the most important step in reaching your goal weight. Squash will help, but only if you stay within your daily caloric intake range.

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JENMC14 Posts: 2,711
10/10/12 9:21 A

Losing weight is 80% about nutrition. Exercise is good for your body, and cardio exercise can help to burn calories to make the weight loss a bit faster, but, in the end, what you're doing doesn't matter so long as you're moving and doing both cardio and strength. If your diet is not in check, all the squash/Insanity/swimming/weightlifting/wha
tever in the world isn't going to help you lose weight.

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 10/10/2012 (10:18)
I am 5'4".
Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6
First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011
Currently maintaining under 120 and working on changing my mental image of myself!
HUTCH19601997 Posts: 10
10/10/12 9:01 A

What about Squash? Specially Squash??? Is it good for losing weight? Thxx

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