Health Benefits of Golf
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Better Golf - Better You!

EXERCISE - Walking 18 holes of golf is approximately equal to a 5-mile walk or a 3.5 to 4-mile run and will meet or exceed the 10,000 steps that most medical and clinical physicians recommend as a guideline for exercise.

LOSE WEIGHT - Walking 18 holes burns approximately 2000 calories and riding in a cart while playing still burns 1300 calories! (Other ways you could burn 1300 calories would include 2 hours and 10 minutes of aerobic activity or jogging on a treadmill or 2 hours and 45 minutes of strength training!) Even practicing on the driving range can burn over 200 calories per hour!

IMPROVE GLUCOSE LEVELS - When walking 18 holes of golf, blood glucose levels fall by up to 20% for the young, 10% for the middle-aged and 30% for the elderly players.

REDUCE STRESS - Playing golf can reduce stress by releasing powerful, natural mood enhancing drugs from the brain called endorphins.

EXERCISE YOUR BRAIN - Playing golf may delay the onset of dementia by stimulating blood circulation in the brain along with improving connections between nerve cells.

LIVE LONGER - According to a Swedish study, people who play golf on a regular basis have a 40% decreased mortality rate among their peers. That equals a 5-year increase in life expectancy!