Five Reasons Why Playing Golf is Good for your Health...
Exposure to the Outdoors
Being outside provides health benefits for both body and mind. Studies have found that exposure to green areas relaxes the the body and reduces stress.
Skip the golf cart and get walking! With all the walking, carrying and swinging clubs, golfers can burn up to 1000 calories in a round of golf.
Keeps up your Heart Rate
Walking and carrying and swinging clubs will increase your heart rate while lowering risks for heart disease and decreasing levels of cholesterol.
Good for your Brain
When your heart rate increases so does blood flow to your brain. When competing against your fellow golfers you are also competing against yourself. This type of mental challenge improves confidence and self-esteem in addition to strategy and hand-eye coordination.
After all the exercise on the greens, your body will appreciate a good night's rest. Golfers tend to fall asleep faster, sleep more deeply, and are able to remain in deep sleep for longer periods of time than non-golfers.