Golf, just like any other sport, involves the use of the body. And although playing it is not as strenuous as other sports such as basketball, soccer, baseball and such, it still requires bodily strength and the health benefits that it gives to those who play it cannot be discounted. Golf is a sport that can be played by anyone: kids, adults and even seniors. Because it does not require very hard movements, people of all ages can play it.
When you go to a golf course, you often see seniors playing the sport. This is because they get to do their exercise and still get their health fix without having to exert too much physical effort in playing the game. They have caddies to carry their Callaway golf clubs around the course, and some of them ride golf carts if their putting distance is a few hundred yards to where the golf ball landed.
Playing golf requires a lot of walking around the golf course. Since you have to putt and strike the ball into the holes, you will need to walk to get from point A to point B. Although you can ride a Callaway golf cart to reach your next point, it is much better to walk to keep your heart pumping. Walking is a good cardio exercise, and your heart will benefit most from it. A standard 18-hole golf course will make you walk a good four kilometers, so imagine playing golf a few times a week, walking for four kilometers. You will definitely develop muscle and body strength. And for good measure, try playing golf without a caddie, so the weight of the golf clubs on your shoulders will help tone your muscles.
Callaway golf clubs are not light. They may be a bit heavy for your liking but if you are keen on getting healthy and keeping fit, you can always lug them with you around the golf course.
Playing golf will not only improve your cardio, but help you lose weight as well. Walking around the golf course under the heat of the sun is not an easy feat. Because of the heat and your movements, you will sweat and eventually you will lose weight from all the physical movements that you do while playing.
You will hear people saying that playing any kind of sport reduces stress. The same principle applies with golf. Playing outdoors, surrounded with luscious green lawn and trees and the occasional body of water, your stress levels will be reduced greatly. So if you are feeling stressed out from work or from your personal life, try taking up golf to ease the tension on your body and to release any stress that is keeping you from living a carefree life.
If you are vitamin D deficient, playing golf can solve this problem. Just by playing outdoors, you can get your daily dose of vitamin D from the sun’s rays.
Putting and striking your Callaway golf clubs will enable you to develop a stronger upper body. Your arms’ muscles will get toned and your torso will also develop muscles from the exercise.
These are just some of the health benefits that playing golf can give you. There are other health benefits that it can give and also non-health benefits, such as self-confidence, social awareness, better sleep, etc.
Promote your kids’ health by taking them with you on your golfing sessions with your peers and you may just entice them to try the sport themselves and become golf enthusiasts. Start them young in appreciating the benefits of playing sports and mingling and being social with other people of the same interest.