Looking for alternative forms of cardio? Look no further than the sport of squash! The sport of squash is steadily growing in the U.S., with its strongest presence on the east coast. Originating from Harrow, England in the 1830’s, squash is a racket sport that combines elements of strength, agility, and intelligence. It’s a game that tests both your mental and physical capabilities.
On a squash court, the game is between you and your opponent. You win the point by placing the fast-paced rubber ball strategically, so that
your opponent cannot return the ball. When warmed up, the ball can move up to 170 mph. It’s no wonder that such a fast-paced game allows you to reap so many health benefits!
Why is squash the world’s healthiest sport?
It’s a sport that anyone can get into, at any age. The only current barrier is easy access to squash courts. However, squash is on the growth trajectory, and within the next 10 years, there is no doubt that courts will be popping up nationally.
This post celebrates and honors International Women’s Squash Week, happening from September 22-30 in cities like Washington, D.C. San Francisco, and Hong Kong.