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2 November 2022

Health and Social Benefits of playing Padel

It’s one of the most practised sports in Spain, with more than four million regular participants, while it’s now played in more than 40 countries worldwide. Padel is making its way across the UK too.

But then, we shouldn’t be too surprised. Because when it comes to our physical and mental well-being, there’s very little to beat the health benefits of a game of padel. Like many sports, it gives those taking part a cardiovascular workout together with muscle toning.

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Low impact and easy on the body

Being a relatively low-impact game (especially compared to other racket sports), padel is easy on the body. This makes it an ideal sport to be played by all ages and abilities (it’s even possible to play wheelchair padel these days).

@CoachEdu3: Padel requires less intense physical effort than racquetball, squash or tennis. The AstroTurf playing surface Slows the ball after it bounces, making it easier to hit the ball.

It’s a particularly great sport to play if you’re aged 50 or over. Muscle mass falls as we age, so we need to keep building it up by keeping active, and padel is an easy way to do this.

Other areas that the game improves in the human body are reflexes – it speeds them up. It also helps with our coordination and mobility in general. In fact, because it exercises our gluteal muscles and all those in our arms, it actually improves our posture too.


A game can burn up to 1000 calories

Then there is the fact it can help us lose weight. That’s because playing a padel game can result in us losing between 700 to 1000 calories per workout. Some players say they can burn around 400 calories in one hour.

And with all that running around, you’re going to be exhilarated at first and then tired. To the extent you’ll be hard-pushed to keep your eyes open for reading when you head to bed at night.


Less stress and a happier mood

In terms of the mental aspects of a game of padel, all that running around and concentrating on where you’re hitting the ball will certainly relieve any stress you may have felt at the beginning of the game.

At the same time, you’ll feel happier thanks to all those endorphins you’ve triggered while playing.

Another reason a game of padel can make you happier, though, is because you’re playing it with friends (unless you’re very competitive and playing in a sports league). And even if you don’t know the people you’re playing with, you soon will just by virtue of the fact you’re on the court together.

We’re trying to say here that padel is a sociable game – one where you can meet new friends and end up socialising even off the court too.

So, a game that doesn’t just get you fitter and improve your heart rate, muscle mass and bone density but also makes you happier and more sociable. Really, what’s not to like?

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