Weight loss is seemingly the topic of the New Year – as Brits hope to shift the extra Christmas weight piled on. And it’s somewhat unsurprising that Brits are quick to turn to Google asking, “how to lose weight fast”, which has an average search volume a month of 74,000.

But what about the basics?

Weight loss can be achieved by eating less and moving more. And it’s well-known that some sports show results better than others.

Therefore, LiveRugbyTickets.co.uk has done the research to find out which sport will burn the most calories* in 60 minutes to get you on the right track in the New Year (the average length of a gym class) to ensure YOU make the right choice.

THE RESULTS:

Top 10 sports that burn the most calories in 60 minutes:

  1. Squash (886)
  2. Running (738)
  3. Rugby (738)
  4. Martial Arts (738)
  5. Skipping (738)
  6. Boxing (664)
  7. BMX or Mountain Biking (627)
  8. Swimming (591)
  9. Rock Climbing (591)
  10. Football (591)

For maximum results, take up squash!

From the 30+ sports analysed; Squash was found to burn the most calories in 60 minutes – at 886.

Running, Rugby, Martial Arts and SKIPPING will help you to burn over 700 calories in one hour.

While Boxing and BMX or Mountain Biking will help you to burn over 600 – great news for the adventurous type!

Top 10 sports that burn the least calories in 60 minutes:

  1. Golf (332)
  2. Horse Riding (295)
  3. Gymnastics (295)
  4. Table Tennis (295)
  5. Walking (244)
  6. Weightlifting (221)
  7. Sailing / Windsurfing (221)
  8. Pilates (221)
  9. Surfing (221)
  10. Yoga (185)

LiveRugbyTickets.co.uk also spoke with the press team at MINDBODY, a health and wellness booking app, to find out more about men and their relationship with the gym.

According to their research…

The top 5 reasons why men first join the gym are:

  1. To increase their overall fitness levels (64%)
  2. To build muscle (35%)
  3. To make healthier choices throughout the day/week (28%)
  4. To help their mental health (25%)
  5. To increase their confidence (25%)

The top 3 reasons why men continue going to the gym are:

  1. To increase their fitness levels (29%)
  2. To make healthier choices throughout the day/week (26%)
  3. To keep on top of their mental health (17%)