Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Tennis Is Tops for A Healthy Heart

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Tennis Is Tops for A Healthy Heart

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People who play tennis know it is a fun sport, but what most people may not know is that tennis might be the answer for securing a healthy heart, creating a fun workout and winning the battle of the bulge. Experts at The Cleveland Clinic, the No. 1 heart care facility in the nation (according to U.S. News & World Report), tout tennis as "an ideal sport for a healthy heart."

"Playing tennis on a regular basis is a good way to get your aerobic exercise," said Gordon Blackburn, Ph.D., The Cleveland Clinic. "You'll exercise your muscles and burn calories. Tennis can even help lower your blood pressure. All that helps reduce your risk of a heart attack or stroke."

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* An efficient way to burn calories: According to Consumer Reports (January 2005), tennis ranks among the top five activities for the most calories burned per workout. …

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