Golfing Your Way To Good Health

By: Jim Brown

Playing golf regularly naturally gives the body a workout in the overall. In a short span of time, the evidence of the sport's good physical benefits becomes evident in our appearance.

Not too physically demanding on our bodies, golf requires high concentration level from the player. Golf also serves as an excellent outlet for the setbacks that bring us stress everyday. Golf can be a very therapeutic sport, the fresh air and surrounding scenery help greatly to relieve our tension.

When combined, a golf player's swing that is repeated from 70 to 100 times and the distance covered by his or her foot eat up more than 1000 calories and equate positive gains for the player. These activities in golf that are done within four hours and 10 kilometers are equivalent to a very controlled and gentle workout.

Only a few numbers of sports allow the extensive ranges of gender and age to enter level playing field competitions like golf does. Still, only a handful of outdoor activities can be gentle and executable enough to pass for a regular exercise, much less for the much younger or much older generations alike.

These days, even four-year-old children are learning golf through certain classes. These course groups are headed by young and would-be professional golf players. Nowadays, it is common to find young lads play off handicaps of single figure. They also regularly compete for major and top honors in the entire gaming season. These encourage the younger generations to keep fit and enjoy the benefits that outdoor activities bring.

For an adult over 40 years old, warming up before playing the game is significant to help prevent muscles from getting pulled. The correct way to do the golf swing does not cause a serious body injury; however, it is sensible to build up your back, torso and thigh muscles to avoid any bodily injury from possibly occurring.

All golfing equipment underwent tremendous changes since the inception of the golf. Nowadays, accessories are available to add enjoyment to the sport. Besides comfort, these accessories and added tools help a player balance and maintain control of his or her muscles and help achieve body symmetry throughout the game.

A notable golf tool is the golf trolley, which offers benefits both to the improvement of game play and the positive overall effects to health. The pulling and pushing of heavy trolleys strain the muscles. Those who pull their carts are most prone to getting back sprain, and can in fact lead to stroke in the worst cases. The battery-operated electric golf trolley, on the other hand, is a cart that is automatic, but can be used either with a remote control or manually. The trolley makes transporting of tee clubs to green even more efficiently. By this, the electric trolley encourages an upright and normal posture during walking, thereby reducing the risks of injuries and strains. Moreover, on the game side, the electric trolley is an added comfort that ultimately allows the golf player to fully concentrate on the swing he or she will take.

With these benefits, fighting the strains and stresses in our daily lives can actually be done through playing golf. Being a gentle sport for all ages and body types, golf gives great health benefits beyond the excitement that the game brings.

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