Health Benefits Of Playing Golf

Are you considering golf lessons? Has my content caught your eye? Before you consider my services, are you aware how good golf is for your health?

Golf is one of the most popular sports in the world, and with good reason. Golf is a low-impact activity that offers a variety of health benefits for people of any age. Playing golf means spending a lot of time outdoors, and any activity that gets you outside is beneficial for your health in various ways. Fresh air can help everything from your digestive health to your blood pressure and heart rate. People who spend more time outdoors are at lower risk of various chronic health diseases, including obesity.

As many golf courses are set in picturesque locations, you’ll also benefit from the experience of being in nature. Being outdoors and close to nature can help reduce anxiety and is thought to improve concentration, while partaking in activities outside can help boost self-esteem.

The social aspect is what makes the game so appealing to many people, so if you think it’s a solo sport, you’re wrong. Whether it’s your caddy or a fellow player, make the most of your shared interests and strike up a conversation with other players on the course.

Many sports can only be played in teams. Golf is a pastime that you can easily enjoy by yourself if you want to. Sometimes it’s great to spend time alone. In fact, studies have shown that people who are happy spending time alone tend to be happier overall. When you do play alone, there’s no need to have a score card, or to even count the number of shots you take. And without a rival to keep up with, every hole can be attempted at your own pace.

Golf is a sport that teaches accuracy, focus and concentration. It also encourages creativity and creative thinking, such as the foresight to visualise where and how far your shot will go.

Playing golf is good for your heart!
Golf gets your circulation going, encouraging your heart to work more efficiently, and helping to build its muscles. So, golf exercises your heart and keeps your heart rate up. This will naturally lower your risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular issues, as well as potentially lowering your levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol.

For many people, a game of golf is a great way of reducing stress. Teeing off when you’re in a bad mood will channel your tension and stress into something productive. Plus, exercise helps our bodies release endorphins, which improve your mood and can reduce pain, as well as reducing feelings of depression.

It may not be a high-energy sport, but that doesn’t mean it can’t help towards weight loss. You might not feel like you’re getting an intense workout, but all that swinging and putting, plus walking an 18-hole course, really does add up. On a typical round, you’ll be almost constantly moving.

This sustained activity keeps your heart rate up and at an optimum level for burning calories. But remember, you won’t feel the same benefit if you opt for a buggy. The length of a full 18-hole golf course is pver 3 miles. It’s been estimated that walking around the course could burn up to double the calories compared to making the trip in a buggy.

I don’t really see many disadvantages to golf. The first thing to do is find out if you like it… then ask me for lessons!