After a period of confinement that is probably a little heavy in calories, you may now want to lose a few pounds. Here's how padel will help you.

As summer approaches, women's magazines are mostly focused on weight loss, trendy swimsuits, light and fresh recipes. We are not going to get into this subject, but rather give you some tips to help you lose those extra pounds gained during winter and confinement.

The basis for losing pounds is to burn more calories than you eat. It's simple. Have fun counting more or less the calories you eat during a meal, then go running or exercise on a bike to find out the calories lost. This allows you to reflect.

Then you have to think that during a day, you never remain inactive, at least we hope so. Carrying out daily activities can always burn a little. But, in order to advance in weight loss, it will be necessary to combine the low-calorie diet and physical exercise. The padel is great for that.

Create a routine

Your smartphones all have a built-in calendar. You never use it, this is the opportunity to get started. Impose yourself one or more padel events every week. So you will take a rhythm, and little by little you will lengthen the sessions.

Join groups

Clubs often offer groups of people by gender and level. Talk about it without shame because everyone started one day. Tournaments are also times when you meet new people, who can motivate you to excel.

Lessons

There is no age limit for taking lessons. Taking lessons does not mean that you are trying to become a padel star. The courses allow you to have a fixed meeting, individual or in group, adapted to your physical capacities, which will push you to go beyond your expectations. And you will always learn something, like playing better, it's not bad already?

Forcing yourself to move

During a padel match, you can either remain passive or activate. Force yourself to be active on the track because padel is a perfect sport for working all parts of the body and therefore burning calories.

Complete with another activity

Try as much as possible to combine padel with another physical activity. It can be the gym but also and more simply running, walking or cycling. During the summer, coming on foot or by bicycle to play a padel match is really classy.

For those who love numbers, during an average padel match, we can burn up to 1000 calories. So be careful with the packet of crisps that you will take during the after game aperitif…

Julien Bondia

Julien Bondia is a padel teacher in Tenerife. He is the founder of AvantagePadel.net, a software very appreciated by clubs and padel players. Columnist and advisor, he helps you play better through his many padel tutorials.