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We have turned the tables so much, we made gym a 'fitness place'. Keep the gym for those who intend to have good muscles. If you are into normal body fitness, why have you given up sports?

How would it sound to improve your helth and also enjoying it?

I know many people enjoy going to the gym. However, this is hardly a very less percentage of people as compared to the entire population. The rest of them are not too interested in going to the gym. I wouldnt blame them, coz I fall in the same category.

You cannot deny that we have currently stopped working hard, to an extent our muscles have become stiff. A normal 30 year old today is unable to walk a distance of 3 kms. Yes, that's too much... for us. Not for my dad, who used to walk that distance to the grocery store... once a week... at least. And that was not the only time he walked, it was just a routine thing among many others.

How would it sound to improve your helth and also enjoying it?

I know many people enjoy going to the gym. However, this is hardly a very less percentage of people as compared to the entire population. The rest of them are not too interested in going to the gym. I wouldnt blame them, coz I fall in the same category.

You cannot deny that we have currently stopped working hard, to an extent our muscles have become stiff. A normal 30 year old today is unable to walk a distance of 3 kms. Yes, that's too much... for us. Not for my dad, who used to walk that distance to the grocery store... once a week... at least. And that was not the only time he walked, it was just a routine thing among many others.

1. Table Tennis

Table Tennis

This is one of the most under-rated sport in our country. However, this one does really a good job in maintaining fitness. Looking at it, you would think that this just requires a small space and you dont walk or run much. However, once you start playing, you can get tired in just 15 mins. That's subjective, it all depends on your current fitness level, and they way you play the game.

I would recommend you to play a proper game. Know the rules of the game, and try to be better in the game at every moment. You are neither going to improve your skill, nor your fitness by just tossing the ball to the opponent. Challenge your partner, and get going.

The advantage here is that you can play in just 2 players, unlike other sports like Cricket and Football, where you would require more players.

Another advantage you have here is that you can play a quick match in between your work. I have a setup at home, and I play while cooking, while the food is heating up. Makes it a way easy to manage my time. Keep a timer handy though :)

Setting this up is a little space consuming though. You are good to go if you can go out and just pay-to-play. I would instead recommend you to set it up at home. The only constraint you will have is place to keep the table. The full table size is 2740x1525x760 mm (or 108x60x30 inches). You need additional 8 feet at least (or 2.5 metres) to stand across the length, that's 4 feet or 1.25 metres per side. This is the minimum, the more you have, the better. You also need to have at least 2 feet per side on both sides (1.25 metres total additional).

If you have that space, or can arrange one, just get a set and start playing. You should get decent beginner tables only from Rs 15000 onwards.

 

 
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