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Games Can Add More Interest to Exercise

By Tom Herrin

Exercise is drudgery to many people.  It seems boring and methodical. Even I must admit that it can become pretty regimented at times.  When people feel as if they are getting a lot out of it, it may seem worth it. The problem is that it usually takes time before it gets to that point.  When people can add something with a little variety to their program, they will often be more successful. Finding something that may work for the whole family or group can be a challenge.  There seems to be more interest in disc golf today than I can ever remember. With courses appearing at a variety of locations, it may have taken on new life.

It Can Develop a Sense of Shared Passion

Having a real love for a given game or activity can be a good thing.  When people play a game and thoroughly enjoy it, they may have an almost instant connection with others who have the same love.  Sharing an interest can help to create new friendships that may be outside of the normal peer group. It can broaden the circle of acquaintances for people, giving them more resources from which to build social relations.

It Can Improve Problems Solving Abilities

Playing a game such as disc golf, which has varied obstacles to be dealt with, can help people to evaluate those obstacles.  Though it may be unconscious, they must calculate the effect of the wind and other things such as trees. It can become a simple self-taught physics lesson.  People will use the skills they always asked about in school when they wondered when they would ever use this.

It Is Good Exercise

When you play disc golf, you are going to walk -- probably a lot.  Most courses are in parks, so you will very likely walk at least a mile or more as you play a round.  In many cases, you may be walking up and down hills and dealing with other landscape features. I have seen some groups jog or run as they play, which adds more physical challenges and health benefits.  If you are one of those who just can’t get into exercise, try a little different kind of motivation. You may find you get more exercise than you realize and can include family or friends.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Irving, Tex.


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