There is no running and walking in the three most cost-effective sports, but …

Everyone knows that "exercise is good for physical and mental health", but the cost performance of various sports is different.

The same exercise time and intensity, some exercises can bring more benefits to the body; Some sports make people tired to death and have limited effect. So, which sports are cost-effective and most beneficial to health?

The three most cost-effective sports

Third place

Indoor aerobic exercise

Common events: aerobics, yoga, dancing and other aerobic exercises.

Indoor aerobic exercise can exercise heart and lung function, improve vascular function and lose weight, help improve hypertension, hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

Second place


Common strokes: breaststroke, backstroke, freestyle, etc.

Swimming can help improve the whole body blood circulation and enhance the heart and lung function while exercising the whole body muscles, prevent the elderly from suffering from cardiovascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis, delay the decline of respiratory organ function, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Moreover, swimming has less pressure on spinal joints and knee joints, and is less likely to be injured.

First place

Swing sports

Common events: badminton, table tennis, tennis, etc.

Swing sports often need to mobilize multiple muscle groups of the body, and the eyes look at the ball for hand-eye coordination. At the same time, at the moment of hitting the ball, there will be a relative explosive force. It emphasizes coordination, flexibility and endurance, which can help us to improve the strength of musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary function and coordination, make people’s attention more concentrated, make the brain active, and help delay the aging of the brain and protect the cardiovascular system.

How long does it take for exercise to achieve "effect"

Another reason why these three kinds of sports are "cost-effective" is that they really save time.

You can get the highest "health benefits" by exercising for 45~60 minutes at a time and 3~5 days a week. Less than 45 minutes, the effect is weakened, and more than 60 minutes, the income will not be higher.

Moreover, the "threshold" of these sports is not high, it is easy to learn, and it can be said that everyone can participate.

Before and after exercise, you must do these five points well.


Do a good warm-up before exercise.

To warm up before exercise, you can jog, stretch your upper limbs, bend your waist forward and then stretch it, turn your waist, squat down and other actions to accelerate the blood circulation of your muscles and quickly enter the state of exercise to avoid injury during exercise.

Warm-up exercise is to make the heart and organs have a process of acceptance and preparation. No matter how healthy your body is, this link must be indispensable.


Step by step and do what you can.

Exercise should remember not to blindly spell strength and number of steps, but should be done step by step and according to one’s ability, especially those who are obese or have joint diseases, and should be alert to the damage caused by excessive exercise.

People who don’t move at ordinary times had better not exercise suddenly and violently. Exercise should become a habit. Muscle strain can easily be caused if the muscle does not suddenly bear excessive exercise load for a long time.


Do a "cold exercise" after exercise.

A sudden stop after strenuous exercise is equivalent to "braking suddenly", and a "cold exercise" should be done after exercise. Jogging, brisk walking, stretching and relaxing after strenuous exercise can maintain and promote the return of blood. In the cold exercise, gradually slow down the action, and the heart rate drops below 120 beats/min, which usually takes 5 ~ 10 minutes.


Don’t overeat after exercise

Within 1 hour after strenuous exercise, it is generally not recommended to overeat (you can drink water in moderation, eat biscuits and other digestible foods), take a bath, sleep and so on. At this time, the blood supply and function of internal organs have not been fully recovered, such as gastrointestinal function, liver and kidney function, etc., which will have a certain impact on the absorption of new nutrients and the excretion of metabolites in the body, and also avoid the adverse reactions caused by insufficient blood supply and oxygen supply to the brain due to the concentration of whole body blood in a certain part.


Stop exercising when you feel unwell.

Sudden sports death is also easy to occur after injury, illness, poor health, overwork, lack of sleep, cold and fever. If you are tired recently, it is best to reduce strenuous exercise. Once you feel chest tightness, lack of oxygen, dizziness and radiation pain in your back, you should immediately stop exercising and go to the hospital for examination.

Dancing, swimming and table tennis are all my favorites. It seems that I can choose sports quite well!

After choosing the right exercise, the next step is to stick to it and exercise scientifically.

Source: National Healthy Lifestyle Action