Are There Benefits of Playing Golf?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

For those who hear complaints about just how often they golf may be happy to know that there are some real benefits to playing golf. You may not hit that hole in one every time you play, but there are other benefits you will have if you take the time to play.

  • Golf is good exercise. It is an ideal way to get exercise into your life. Most courses are about four to six miles from the tee to the green. If you walk the distance, you are getting in at least some cardio. In some cases, researchers say that every hour spent on the course with moderate activity will burn 350 to 380 calories.
  • Interaction with other people. Another reason to play golf more frequently is the interaction with other people. As we age, it becomes important to continuously challenge the mind and the body. The interaction and competition with others helps to stimulate the brain, keeping it healthy.

Golf can help you to lose weight, build muscle tone and even improve your overall mental sharpness. If you have not been on the golf course in some time, there has never been a better time to do so.

When was the last time you got an ace? How about the last time you played in a golf tournament or a putting contest?  If it has been a while, let the family know just how miraculous golf can be for your overall well-being. Who knew the green could be so good for you and so much fun?

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