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Squash is "the world healthiest sport"

Squash was voted by Forbes Magazine as the world's healthiest sport, in recognition of the fact that it provides a thoroughly modern and potentially competitive, effective workout in minimal time and space. This makes it ideal for urban lifestyles, of the kind that have generated increases in child obesity and other metabolic health issues. Squash is a great way to combat these trends for the good of mankind and children in particular.

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The Olympic Games represents all that is pure about sport, and all the world's major participation sports are represented. Adding squash to the Olympic Programme - as one of the most widely played sports in the world - supports this ideal and reinforces the notion that the Olympic Movement represents the sporting landscape.

Squash is clean and fully WADA-compliant. The fight against doping in our sport is not neglected, but we are fortunate that the values of fair play and respect, for both the sport and one's opponent, rule the squash player's psyche. Incidents of squash athletes testing positive for banned substances are extraordinarily rare.

Squash fits today's lifestyles

Busy people require exercise that can be conducted quickly with maximum return on the time invested. Squash burns up to 1500 calories per hour in a competitive, fun environment that delivers significant health benefits in as little as half an hour.

You can burn enough energy to compensate for eating two average hamburgers in only half an hour (we do not recommend eating hamburgers though).

This means that more people can play squash, more people can get healthy, and that squash makes a greater contribution to the health of the general public, when measured in calories per hour, than most other forms of activity. This is particularly so in urban environments where it can be difficult to find competitive exercise facilities.

 
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