These ten sports are the most practiced at home

These ten sports are the most practiced at home

According to the results of a ranking commissioned by Live Rugby Ticket, a website which sells tickets for major rugby matches, several sports are widely practiced at home thanks to Youtube videos. Which activity comes first? Discover the ten most popular activities.

A ranking of the most practiced sports at home was commissioned by Live Rugby Ticket, a website which sells tickets to major rugby matches. According to the ranking results, here are the sporting activities most practiced at home.

Zumba arrives on the first step of the podium

With 1,300,000 monthly searches across the world on Youtube, zumba comes in first position. This dance therefore represents the most popular exercise to do at home. Combining dance and aerobic exercises, Zumba helps improve your cardiovascular health, but also your breathing and endurance. It is also a good way to relieve the stress and pressure of everyday life.

Yoga rises to second place

In second place is yoga, with 1,200,000 monthly searches for tutorial videos on the practice. Carried out during sessions at home, yoga allows you to gently reconnect with yourself. According to Dr Hana Patel, a doctor in the English NHS, “There is scientific evidence that regular yoga practice helps people suffering from high blood pressure, heart disease, back pain, depression and stress. Yoga also improves mental health by reducing anxiety, depression and negative mood and improving self-esteem and cognitive function.”

In third position we find boxing

Then, in third place, boxing, with 390,000 monthly searches on YouTube. This sporting practice helps our body secrete endorphins and stimulate our mood. This sport is particularly popular with women who want to get back into shape and increase their self-confidence. However, boxing being a contact sport, it is recommended to train with a coach, when possible. The rest of the ranking is made up of other sporting activities such as HIIT in fourth position, followed by pull-ups, running, tai chi, bodybuilding (deadlift) and finally kickboxing.

Good in his body, good in his head!

What precautions should you take when training at home?

If you have chosen to practice one of these sporting activities at home, here are seven tips to put in place, for your safety:

  • Check your workout space, making sure there are no slipping hazards or obstacles that could cause you to trip. Also warn those around you of your sports session;
  • Pay attention to your breathing technique. Good breathing will help you perform your exercises better;
  • Don’t forget to warm up before you start. Your body will be better prepared for the effort;
  • Remember to eat and drink well before exercising. If this is not the case, there is a risk of feeling unwell or feeling weakened, during or after the session;
  • Pay attention to how your body feels. It is possible to feel discomfort, but you should not feel pain during exercise. Also pay attention to chest pain during exercise, which should prompt you to consult a doctor;
  • Move forward gradually. Don’t rush things when you return to physical activity. Take the time to learn and repeat things and celebrate your progress, even the smallest ones;
  • Finally, seek professional help if you feel the need. He will be able to explain to you again the procedure to follow, in order to carry out your sessions in complete safety.