Golf Heath Tips
Golf may not be a sport many associate with cardio exercise. But did you know that same sport offers numerous health benefits? So, in case you need one more reason to hit the course or new excuses to give your spouse, here are some of the benefits you can expect to gain out of your next golf round, as well as tips to help you maximize a positive health impact.
I’m Walking Here
Contradictory to many people’s belief, a round of golf actually burns quite a few calories. If you were to play one four hour round with a golf cart, you could burn up to 675 calories. But if you walk the course, you can burn up to a whopping 1,500 calories. That’s enough calories to burn off a large chocolate milkshake and double cheeseburger.
Live Long and Prosper
Did you know golf could help you live longer? According to a study by Cardiologist Dr. Edward A. Palank, golf can actually reduce your levels of bad cholesterol, which keeps you healthier and less likely to get cancer, heart disease or diabetes.
Less Stress is Best
A recent study showed that 44% of Americans feel more stressed than they did 5 years ago. By playing golf, you can reduce stress which could in turn lessen your chance of depression, anxiety, and accelerated aging, just to name a few.
Warm it Up
Don’t risk the injury; make sure to warm up every time before you hit the course. Stretching, jumping jacks, and even a few lunges could help you from getting injured.
It’s All in the H20
Getting dehydrated on the course can not only affect your game but your health. Make sure to drink lots of fluids on and off the course. Water can help you detox toxins from your body, aide weight loss, and increase your endurance.