Picking up a game of racquetball won’t just help you burn calories. Check out these four benefits you may or may not have known that this fast-paced sport can bring to your life:

 

IT STRENGTHENS BONES AND MUSCLES

Because you use all your major muscle groups in a game of racquetball, you can develop and maintain your muscle tone throughout your body. Playing makes your bones and muscles stronger, while slowing bone loss at the same time.

 

IT’S GOOD FOR YOUR HEART HEALTH

Ever watch a game of racquetball and notice the players are constantly in motion? Well because of that consistency, the game benefits your most important muscle—your heart. Just one hour of play gives you the equivalent benefits that running two miles does.

 

IT WORKS YOUR WHOLE BODY

Everyone knows a sore body comes along with playing a game of racquetball. Why? Because racquetball puts almost every muscle group to work, including your lower body for running, your core for balance and your upper body for hitting and controlling the ball.

 

OH YEAH—DID WE MENTION IT’S FUN?

Whether competitions are your thing or you just like playing a friendly match, racquetball is always enjoyable. It keeps people returning to the court even when they’re tempted to skip a fitness routine because it always offers a good time.

 

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