A Workout Routine to Improve Your Pickleball Game (A Sweat Life)

Posted: Oct 06, 2022 in In the News

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Pickleball — a hybrid of badminton, tennis, and table tennis — is now the fastest growing sport in America, according to the Sports and Fitness Industry Association.

The sport has grown in popularity since ACE-sponsored research conducted in 2018 explored whether pickleball could help middle-aged and older adults get fit — and that study seems more relevant than ever as USA Pickleball now reports that while most of pickleball’s most dedicated players are over age 65, the game is getting younger, with the strongest growth among players under 55.

Why pickleball is an effective workout

So what did the ACE-sponsored research conclude? The average caloric expenditure for the study participants was approximately 350 calories burned for every 60 minutes of participation.

This means that regular participation in pickleball elicits cardiovascular and metabolic responses that meet exercise intensity guidelines for improving and maintaining cardiorespiratory fitness.

These findings support pickleball as an ideal form of physical activity for middle-aged and older adults.

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