One of the best things about golf is that itâs ageless. Adults and children alike can find meaning in the game regardless of age or gender. And these days, seniors in particular, are more interested in staying active than ever before, making a leisurely (but still challenging) game of golf the perfect go-to activity.
In addition to being enjoyable, it also has a number of health benefits for senior golf players
Stay Fit and Healthy
Though golf is often considered a leisurely sport, itâs still a great cardiovascular workout (assuming you skip the cart). Playing golf just once a week means youâre walking between four and eight miles â which is great for the heart and lungs. Regular play can also translate into lowered cholesterol levels, improved muscle tone and a reduction in body fat percentage.
Increase Bone Strength
In addition to being a great cardiovascular workout, golf is also a great weight bearing exercise (again, as long as you skip the cart). Weight bearing exercises are recommended for senior men and women who naturally become more vulnerable to osteoporosis as they age. Regular golf can help prevent bone degradationÂ while also increasing muscle strength.
Improve Mood and Decrease Stress
Ever wonder why you feel so good after a round of golf? It might be the endorphin rush. Endorphins are chemicals within the body released into the bloodstream during exercise. When this happens, the body experiences a boost in mood and wellbeing. Enhanced moods are responsible for reducing stress levels, moderating pain levels and increasing lifespans.
Are you getting geared up for the upcoming golf season? We are too! So much so that weâre already taking signups for both our senior menâs golf league and our senior coupleâs golf league. Feel free to signup online
or give us a call at (651) 463-GOLF (4653)
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