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FitSugar Reader Favorite Sports and Cardio Picks of 2007

Sports and Cardio Faves

We all play favorites when it comes to sports and it looks like soccer is FitSugar's readers' favorite sport to play. This is especially cool since a recent study found that soccer beats running in weight loss as well as fun. There's a great camaraderie that develops in team sports and all volleyball fans were a little offended that volleyball was not a choice. Sorry for the omission, but I must say I am looking forward to watching women's beach volleyball at the upcoming Olympics.


On the other end of the workout spectrum, we all have a favorite cardio machine, and those machines sometimes seem like sporting events. Well, the votes are in and it looks like FitSugar readers are in love with the elliptical; it is so kind on the knees and going backwards ensures that you are targeting all parts of your legs. The trusty treadmill came in second place. The machine is a great way to run indoors and in a controlled environment.

Whether you get your heart rate up chasing a ball or climbing a StepMill, the important thing is that you're exercising!

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behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 8 years
I love the elliptical!I love running as well but I don't really see the point of the treadmill since I'd much rather just run outside instead: the scenery is much better and the air is fresh. If I take the trouble of going to the gym I'd much rather do something I can't do on my own without gym equipment.That's the same reason I never use the cycling machine; I cycle everywhere around town already.
behemoth_the_cat behemoth_the_cat 8 years
I love the elliptical! I love running as well but I don't really see the point of the treadmill since I'd much rather just run outside instead: the scenery is much better and the air is fresh. If I take the trouble of going to the gym I'd much rather do something I can't do on my own without gym equipment. That's the same reason I never use the cycling machine; I cycle everywhere around town already.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Yeah, I think running is fun too! And you can ALWAYS run, but you need a bunch of other people to play soccer. I do actually like playing soccer though. It's like football but not as violent, lol.
alipaige alipaige 8 years
Well, this article says running isn't fun. I've ran on my high school's XC team for 2 years and I LOOOVE running. People are really scared to try it because of how long it takes to build endurance. DON'T BE SCARED. Try it. Don't just give it a day, give it about a month, because you won't do good on your first day. It will take about a month to build the first level of endurance. And do it with someone that already runs or someone that you know will push you to succeed.
almostloli almostloli 8 years
since i got no friends to exercise together with... :(RUNNING (and/or jogging) is #1 for me
almostloli almostloli 8 years
since i got no friends to exercise together with... :( RUNNING (and/or jogging) is #1 for me
WorldTrekker WorldTrekker 8 years
Yay for soccer! I love it and ever since our indoor facility closed a few years ago - I haven't found anything that I'm as passionate about. Kickboxing has come close though.
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