Golfing to Relieve Stress

May 2, 2014

In today’s world, there seems to be a variety of new age treatments for problems that were once diagnosed with medication. One of these problems, which many Americans face, is stress. While traditional doctors might give patients an anxiety medication, there’s a natural alternative: hitting the golf course!

It might seem like a paradox: how can a meticulous game like golf actually relieve stress rather than contribute to it? Let’s examine.

There is plenty of fresh air to breathe

There is a calm on the course that can be very useful in clearing your mind

By setting your focus on the game, you let go of other thoughts that are causing you duress

You are in tune with nature, and with elements like the wind, the greens, and the sun

The vibe on the golf course can be very therapeutic—leave your phone on silent, keep conversation light, and just enjoy being in the moment

Turn stress into bliss by enjoying your company on the course rather than freaking out over bad strokes, short drives, or balls in the woods.

Remember, at the end of the day, golf is a game. Have fun and relax! Stress can have a detrimental effect on your health, so hit your favorite Florida golf course for a therapeutic round of golf.