If there’s one thing we can all benefit from, it’s getting more exercise. Even moderate exercise can make a huge difference to our physical wellbeing, helping our hearts, our muscles and our waistlines to stay healthy as we age. This is just one of the reasons why playing a regular round or two of golf is so good for you. A great way to get the exercise your body needs to stay healthy, golf can help you to feel better from the inside out.
To help get you in the mood to hit the fairway, we’re taking a closer look at some of the most important health benefits of the game.
Maintaining a healthy heart
Regular exercise has been proven to help maintain a healthy heart. As you play a round of golf, you’ll get your blood pumping and your heart working a little faster. This can help to lower your blood pressure and reduce the chances of a stroke or diabetes. Combine regular rounds of golf with a healthy, balanced diet to give your heart an extra boost.
Improving muscle tone
The more you use your muscles the stronger and more toned they’ll become. Get out for a round of golf every weekend and you’ll soon find you’re feeling fitter and stronger than you have in years. Maintaining regular exercise can help to protect our muscles and bones from injury, helping you live a happier and more active lifestyle for longer.
Maintaining a healthy weight
A game of golf can easily burn over a thousand calories. Play regularly and this can go a long way to helping you maintain a healthy weight. If possible, avoid using a golf buggy to get around the course as walking is a great way to burn off fat and get the blood pumping.
As well as being bad for the mind, high levels of stress can have a harmful affect on the body. Extended periods of stress can cause headaches, neck pain, heartburn and chest pain as well as a number of other unpleasant symptoms. Exercise is a great way to reduce stress and getting out in the fresh air will further increase your chances of feeling relaxed and happy when you get home.
Increasing the amount of fresh air and exercise you get is also a great way to improve the quality of your sleep. If you’re currently finding it difficult to get your 40 winks, try increasing the amount of golf you play and see if it makes a difference.
If you’d like to find out more about the health benefits of golf, or if you want to book in a round on our course, explore our site or get in touch with a member of our team today.
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