7 Health Benefits of Golf

7 Health Benefits of Golf

Golf being a enjoyable and challenging sport also have various health benefits to it. Well this is the reason that this sport is played by all ages. The player may be 10 or 60, all can have its benefits.

Stress Buster – This is one of the main health benefit of playing golf. You spend time in the most natural environment you would in your day. And you get time to feel the freshness of the grounds and plenty of oxygen. Also it helps in releasing endorphins which is a natural, mood-enhancing chemical within our brains, making you happier and relaxed

Building Relations – Golf is known to be very social sport. In-fact many people take up the sport for the sole purpose for being socially active.  It can be a great way to keep in touch with friends, provide opportunities to meet new people and help connect a community. Also unlike football and other racquet sports you get plenty of time and silence for interacting with fellow golfers. Studies have even shown that a great number of business deals are closed on the golf course.

Getting slim – Playing golf requires covering a lot of distance, walking from one shot to another. Walking in an area of 100 of acres helps you burn a lot of calories. If you opt to carry your own clubs, you’ll burn even more calories, too! With all the walking, carrying and swinging involved, golfers can burn up to 1000 calories in a single game.

Risk free sport – Golf is a leisurely sport and, compared to other sports, the overall risk of injury is low. As the game involves lot of thinking and analyzing, you get time to take all the precautions for yourself. Also the game involves playing solo at a time and so contact with other players is none.

Brain Booster – As the game involves lot of walking and swinging your body remains warmed up with increased blood flow and increasing your heart rate, so the blood flow to the brain, which can stimulate and improve nerve cell connections. While competing against others, golfers will also compete with themselves for personal best scores. This type of challenging boosts confidence and self-esteem, while the mental alacrity involved in tallying scores, improving strategy and fostering hand-eye coordination will keep the brain active in logical functions.

Improves your eyesight – Golf requires a lot of coordination between your eye and hand. Also you need to zoom in and out for your every shot. This serves a good exercise for your eye without any stress on it as you are already in natural environment without any harmful effect on them.

Helps you live longer: Studies have shown that golfers have a 40% lower death rate than the other normal people. The reason may be because you spend most of the time in natural conditions. All the walking and your exercise on golf course are add-ons to this. Well of course we are not including the after game beers and cigars rounds with you fellow golfers.