Golf: Health Benefits
Why do so many people love golf?
I'll tell you why…
It's fun! Not to mention, but it gets you outside and it's good for you.
Seriously, it's good for your health.
And with this recent break from the heat… I've been thinking about playing a round or two. And now that I know it's good for me… I'm pretty fired up to go.
Check out the benefits I've found that come from playing golf. (These are especially important as we age.)
Build Leg Muscle
Golf is great when you want to stay in shape but don't want to break a sweat (especially as you get older). Golf works all muscles in your body, builds your stamina, and can even help improve your eyesight too.
Having a strong core helps maintain flexibility, alleviates chronic pain, and is just plain good for your body in many ways. Believe it or not, playing golf has helped many people with their core strength — perhaps more than any other sport! Just think of all that twisting.
Look, spending 4 to 5 hours playing 18 holes will help you get a ton of steps in. So ditch the golf cart and burn those calories!
Exercise and fresh air on a regular basis is the ultimate recipe for a perfect night of sleep. Head to the course, embrace the outdoors and get a fulfilling night's rest.
Playing golf is a great way to spend time with friends and family & also meet new players. Social connections help to boost your emotional control to a whole new level.
Exercise Your Brain
Participating in golf regularly is likely to prevent or reduce cognitive decline. Which is important the older we all get.
Together all these can really improve your quality of life. And as we all age… that's what it's all about anyway. So golf is a great way to make that happen and have fun while you're at it.
What's not so fun? Interrupting your golf session with constant potty breaks. Not only does it ruin your fun, but your golf buddies may leave you behind. (I speak from experience.)
Does this sound familiar? Then, you need to check this out… It's called U-Control. It'll give you back control of your bladder… and help keep you on the course.