Monday, November 21, 2011

Burning Fat

We ran into this flyer today claiming that spinning was an excellent way to burn fat. The flyer stated loose 450 calories in 45 minutes...
So we dove in to figure out how much Floorball would burn. One resource that looked trustworthy on the Internet fast came up with 675 Calories for 45 minutes.
Ok, what you must know is a few things. You may not determine the calorie burn rate if you do not know the weight (or BMI) on the person doing the exercise, so in this example we punched in 90 kilograms (just below 200 pounds) for Floorball. The number they used for Spinning - we do not know.
Other crucial factors is not just how you play, hard or half soft or if you play games or just do drill skills..
It is also obvious that in a sport like Floorball your own weight is of more importance as in Spinning (you sit down) as you have to carry it around too.
The main reason for us though to do Floorball instead of Spinning does not really relate to fat burning - we just happen to think that Floorball is much more fun as compared to spin around.

But we must agree that these sports, and several more are activities with a high burning rate: Spinning, Tennis, Basketball, Soccer, Floorball and Ice-hockey.
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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!