Ever wonder how many calories you burn while playing jai-alai? And do you ever wonder how it compares to other sports or activities?
Well, the website Gigacalculator.com recently came out of a listing on the best ways to drop calories while exercising or playing sports. And yes, jai-alai is near the top.
A 190-pounder will drop 1,035 calories in one hour of playing jai-alai, according to a study released by the Wisconsin Department of Health. Only 4 other activities were noted to be ahead of that.
Uphill cross-county skiing is tops at 1,423 calories getting burned in just one hour of time. Coming in second was Competitive Speed Skating and Running upstairs – tied at 1,294 calories getting burned for a 190-pounder. Stationary Bicycling was next at 1,078.
Jai-alai was tied with sports like Team Handball, Boxing, Squash, and a few other activities at 1,035.
Here is how jai-alai breakdowns in various weights in burning calories:
190 pounds 1,035
155 pounds 844
130 pounds 708
Here is the backdown of all activities listed by the Wisconsin Department of Health (calories lost per hour, 190 pounder):
Uphill Cross-country Skiing 1,423
Running up Stairs 1,294
Competitive Speed skating 1,294
Stationary Bicycling 1,078
Team Handball 1,035
Jumping Rope 1,035
Competitive Canoeing/Crewing 1,035
We’re not sure how the WDH tested for the jai-alai number out in Wisconsin, but I’m sure its pretty accurate. I also wonder if those numbers change if you’re playing in an air-conditioned building or outside at Puryear Park in St. Petersburg in 105-feel like heat.
I was surprised no other sport was listed on this article – like soccer, basketball, hockey, or swimming. One would think the calories would rack in in those activities.
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