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12 Sports and Recreational Activities and the Calories They Burn


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Tennis
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Here's a fun game that demands speed, agility, strength and reaction time. It consumes about 250 to 300 calories in a half-hour session, providing a great opportunity to burn excess calories while developing cardiorespiratory fitness. Wear proper footwear to avoid ankle injuries.