Mental Benefits of Golfing

Jul 14, 2014

While golfing has been debated as a sport with high physical exercise, one benefit that many golfers take away is a strong mental workout. If you walk the course rather than use a golf cart, and carry your clubs rather than use a caddy, you can definitely make the game more intensive on your body. Golf is a game that is highly internal, and the benefits go far beyond calorie burn and muscle tone.

First of all, you get to be outdoors enjoying all the fresh air and glory of Mother Nature. Spending about 4 hours on a golf course is a great way to escape the confines of indoors, and swap out air conditioned oxygen for air that is fresh from the source.
Golf is constantly challenging your mind in terms of coordination, concentration, visualization, estimation, strategy, preparing for and practicing each shot. Even if you are playing golf alone, it still offers many spoken and unspoken social opportunities that will help stimulate your mind and your creative thought.

Calcium is good for your bones, but so is golf! With weight bearing exercise, you create long and lean muscle mass. To include weight bearing in your golf game, carry your clubs. A great option to release stress on your shoulders is a double strapped golf bag.

Aside from working your body, you work your brain. Playing a round of golf can help boost your brain power and walking the course will help even more. Studies have shown that new brain cells are created and more oxygen is pumped to the brain when you are active in some kind of aerobic exercise. On this point alone, golf could help ward off Alzheimers.

But that’s not all. The social benefit, the focus factor, the vitamin D exposure, stress and cholesterol reduction—these are some added benefits of golfing. So what are you waiting for? Visit our South Florida golf course and start working your mind and body today.