Top 11 Health & Relationship Benefits Of Playing Golf
Spending Time In Nature
Studies show that spending time in green places, relaxes you, reduces stress and can help alleviate anxiety. Exposure to sunlight allows your body to soak up vitamin D, promoting bone growth in the young and reducing the risk of depression, heart disease and certain cancers.
Golf is a social sport. It can be a great way to stay in touch with friends, helps you meet new people and become part of a community.
Improving Your Career or Business Success
We’ve all heard how many business deals are closed on the golf course!
Improving Your Inner World
Time spent in silence and in beautiful surroundings brings greater inner peace.
Golf involves a lot of walking! The average course can cover between five to seven kilometers and if you opt to carry your own clubs you burn up even more calories. Golfers can burn up to 1000 in a single game.
Lowering Your Risk Of Heart Disease
Golf provides exercise for your heart. It increases your heart rate, keeping it pumping and increasing blood flow. This in turn lowers your risks for heart disease and decreases level of cholesterol.
Stimulates Your Brain
Increased blood flow to your brain stimulates and improves nerve cell connections. This can delay mental illnesses like dementia. Challenging others or own personal best boosts self-confidence and self-esteem. While the mental acuity derived from tallying up scores, improving your game strategy and hand-eye coordination help keep the brain’s logical functions in tip top shape.
Improves Your Vision
You need to have pretty good vision to keep track of a little white ball across natural terrain. Playing golf gives you the opportunity to evaluate the keenness of your vision and improve your hand-eye coordination.
Low Injury Risk
Golf is primarily a strategy sport, not a contact sport. It provides enough physical activity to help your fitness levels with walking, swinging and pivoting but the overall risk of injury is low because it is not a fast contact sport.
You’ll Sleep Better
With all that fresh air and exercise you will sleep better at night. You’ll fall asleep faster and sleep deeper which allows your body to regenerate cells and heal any muscle or tissue issues.
Reduce Your Stress Levels
Playing golf helps you to alleviate stress. Being out doors in a beautiful environment, connecting with others who share your interests is a great way to escape from your worries. Enjoying a round of golf with friends can release endorphins – natural, mood-enhancing chemicals within your brain, making you happier and relaxed.
Try our Intuitive Golf Meditation
Or listen to an excerpt below.