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3 Reasons to Take Up Golfing

By Virginia Laird

Professional golfers make their sport seem as if it is easy to master. However, the fact of the matter is, this is a sport which requires much skill. No matter what level you may play on, there are many health benefits to gain while enjoying the beauty of the golf course. Health and wellness experts advice that golf can be a great activity to stay active. A few benefits of taking up golf include:

  • Golf is a great way to decrease stress
  • Walking the course offers a cardio workout
  • Spending time on the course can give you a boost of Vitamin D

Golf is a Great Way to Decrease Stress

Research suggests that spending time outdoors is a great way to let go of some stress. Because golf allows you to take in the joy of nature for hours on end, it can be helpful in reducing stress. The slow pace and relaxed atmosphere of golfing are a couple of other factors which can immensely allow you to let go of some stress. If you are in need of a way to prevent stress, it may be time to hit the course and give this theory a try.

Walking the Course Offers a Cardio Workout

If you are one who is looking for an excellent cardio workout, walking the golf course can do the trick. Although many opt for renting a cart, it is not necessary to do so. Research suggests that those who walk the course can log as many as four miles. If you decide that walking the golf course is for you while playing the sport it, it may be wise to invest in a set of wheels for your bag. There is no need to lift around that heavy bag of clubs while you enjoy your sport.

Spending Time on the Course Can Give You a Boost of Vitamin D

Research has long suggested that a natural way to soak up Vitamin D is spending time in the sun. Making it a priority to play a round of golf each week can easily meet your body's need of Vitamin D, as well as give you are great excuse to play the game you love.

With these benefits to be gained, it is no wonder many enjoy hitting the course routinely. It is time for you to give it a try too. And if you find that it's cost prohibitive, you might consider disc golf, which provides many of the same benefits.

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

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