If you want to have fun while you exercise . . . bowling could be right up your alley!
O.K., bowling is not the most vigorous sport. Thirty minutes of bowling burns about 112 calories in a 155 pound person. That’s about the same as tossing a frisbee or playing non-competitive volleyball.
It’s certainly better exercise than watching television (28 calories every 30 minutes) or working at your computer (51 calories every 30 minutes).
But bowling doesn’t burn as many calories as playing golf (with a cart) (130 calories every 30 minutes), walking (149), playing softball (186), ballroom dancing (205), swimming (223), playing basketball (298) or bicycling (298). (Most of these activities, such as walking ,swimming and bicycling, burn even more calories if they are done more vigorously.)
(These figures are from an interesting chart published by Harvard Medical School that lists the calories burned by various gym, recreational and routine activities.)
But bowling can be great fun. It’s more than simply exercise. It’s social, and can make a great date. Of course, it’s a lot easier to do on a rainy day than most of the activities that burn more calories. It can be played with a small investment in equipment unlike, say, golf. And it also can be played in our later years.
My father worked as an air-conditioning contractor for a chain of bowling alleys in Philadelphia. That meant we could bowl for free! And we did, every Saturday morning.
You’d think that with all that practice I would have gotten good. But I didn’t. I never had any coaching and I didn’t improve very much. I think that may be one reason I haven’t bowled much lately.
I’m sure I would enjoy bowling more if I were better at it.
So, before my comeback as a bowler, I’m going to get some instruction. Actually, I have found an inexpensive ebook that will teach me better technique and all about the new equipment and facilities that didn’t exist when I was a bowler.
It’s called The Ultimate Bowling Guide.
Frankly, I don’t care for the author’s pitchy sales page. But here’s what I like about The Ultimate Bowling Guide.
- Even before you buy the ebook, you can get a free email course that introduces you to the concepts.
- The book has tips for rank beginners as well as advanced bowlers.
- You can try the book without risk. If it doesn’t work for you, you can return it within 60 days for a complete refund.
So there’s absolutely nothing to lose — and it could add 25 to 45 pins to your score. Click here to learn more.
And let me know how it works out for you.