A novel idea, Glasson Golf Club are presently promoting the health benefits pertaining to playing the game of golf.
Entitled, ‘Give Golf a Try’ the ‘taster’ occasion affords enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to play the game in a picturesque setting. During the session there are three PGA golf instructors present, passing on their vast golfing expertise to those who may be picking up a golf club for the inaugural occasion.
Golf Health Benefits
Achieve 10,000 steps per day as part of a general physical activity plan.
Better than a fast and furious gym session
Golf burns more calories than you would think - playing an 18 hole game of golf burns at least 900 calories. Golf also combines all the known weight-loss benefits of walking combined with the toning and muscle strengthening benefits of swinging the clubs and carrying or pulling your golf bag. During the average game of golf you can walk up to five miles. It is better than a fast and furious gym session, as an 18 hole game of golf burns at least 900 calories.
Golf also combines all the known weight loss benefits of walking combined with the toning and muscle strengthening benefits of swinging the golf clubs and carrying or pulling your bag. During the average game of golf you can walk up to five miles.
Brings people closer together
Golf is a great way to meet new people – especially if you have recently moved into a new area or town. Wherever there’s a golf course, a host of potential new friendships awaits you; friendships that are likely to flourish, thanks to the atmosphere of the game itself and the ready-made social life at the clubhouse afterwards.
It helps combat stress
“Golf really does tick all the boxes for things you need for optimal wellbeing,” says psychologist and coach Miriam Akhtar from www.positivepsychologytraining.co.uk . “It offers some important feel-good factors, such as an active social life and regular physical activity of the best kind – what we call ‘green exercise’ outside in nature.”
It’s good for your heart
Golf’s powerful combination of stress-busting exercise, fresh air and camaraderie can help promote long-term heart health. It can reduce blood pressure and raised cholesterol and cut your risk of stroke and diabetes – especially if combined with a healthy diet and lifestyle
It can help you live longer
Golf’s unique combination of outdoor exercise and social interaction can help you live a longer, healthier life. Playing golf can help you live longer – and make those extra years healthier. Indeed, playing the sport can increase your life expectancy by up to five years, according to a study from the Karolinska Institute, in Sweden. Regular walking, such as the four hours it typically takes to play a round of golf, can also help ward off dementia.