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5 Reasons to play golf for your health

Golf isn’t just fun and exciting. It’s actually good for you! It can improve your health (physically and mentally). To practice it at any age is to promote your wellness. Don’t miss five reasons why you should play golf for your health.

1. It’s a healthy exercise

You can burn calories with golf. If you’re looking for ways to improve your weight loss regime, golf can be a great low-impact addition to your exercise routine. This is particularly true if you pass on the golf cart and use your own two feet as you stroll around the course. The average course will lead an individual to walk over five miles up and down hilly terrain.

Not only can golf help you lose weight, but it can help extend your lifespan. That’s quite the health benefit!

2. Golf exposes you to the outdoors

Many studies have shown that exposure to green areas can help reduce stress, alleviate anxiety, and relax the body. When you plat in large golf courses, you’ll find yourself surrounded by a pastoral green environment all day long.

Whether you’re playing golf with friends or alone, you’ll also be exposed to sunlight. Sunlight delivers vitamin D to your body, which is necessary to help your body absorb calcium, along with other reasons.

3. Promotes mental wellness

A combination of factors makes golf the perfect sport to promote your well-being.

Golfing can increase your emotional stability, reduce your stress and anxiety, and reduce the effects of depression. Add that all together with spending a beautiful day on an idyllic, green golf course, it’s no wonder gold is good for your mental well-being.

4. Fosters relationships

For many people, playing golf with friends is one of their all-time favorite activities. Socializing isn’t just fun, though, it’s actually good for your health.

Social interaction can help reduce a long list of health risks, both physical and mental. This is particularly important for older people, who are more prone to being isolated due to living alone and no longer working.

5. Helps you stay mentally alert

Though golf is a physical sport, it’s largely a mental game. When you play an 18-hole round, you’re basically engaging in one long mental exercise.

Playing golf can sharpen your mental abilities and help you focus on other areas of life, too.

Golfing benefits the body and the mind

It doesn’t matter if you play golf every day, every weekend, or once a year, there are so many benefits to practice it. This activity combines the perfect match: it’s fun and good for you at the same time.

During 2020, with the Covid-19 pandemic, many sports have difficulties to get back in the game. But golf provides all the safety precautions you can get: social distancing between players, green environment to walk and breathe freely, playing in small groups (or alone), exercise, and many other benefits.

If you aren’t an avid golfer now, why not start this weekend? Book now by WhatsApp: +34 647 685 010, by calling our caddie master: +34 952 850 111, or by e-mail reservas@santaclaragolfmarbella.com