The Exercise Is Good For You
It cannot be disputed that the low-impact exercise one receives from a round of golf is good for one’s overall health, including one’s heart. Some recent interesting research-based stats concerning the average number of calories burned during a round of golf put the average between 800 and 1400, depending largely on whether you walk or ride a cart. Your best bet is to own a home nearby. There are plenty of Troon Arizona Properties available that are located in close proximity to the golf course.
The research goes on to state that burning 2,500 calories per week contributes to a reduction in the risk of heart disease, diabetes and cancer!
Socialize and Make Some Friends
According to the National Golf Foundation, more than 28 million Americans consider themselves to be golfers, whether amateur or experienced; and a golf course is a perfect environment to meet up with good friends as well as make new ones. Whether one is playing with close acquaintances, business associates or family members, the comradery and closeness one can establish with others has no price.
We live in a culture filled with mobile devices, texting and social-media pages where communicating electronically has taken the place of communicating face to face. Golf is a great opportunity to meet and socialize with people the old-fashioned way.
Playing Golf Reduces Stress
We all have our own versions of stress we deal with in our daily lives; deadlines, strong-willed children, financial issues, health concerns, job changes, responsibilities and high expectations. Though we may have limited control over the number or types of stressors we encounter, we do have a good amount of control over how to lessen the stress load, and psychologically, this is where golfing can play a role.
The American Medical Association tells us that playing a round of golf can actually release mood-enhancing hormones known as endorphins. Endorphins are a powerful chemical that transmit electrical signals within the central-nervous system. When exercise, such as golfing comes into play, feelings of relaxation and mood-lifting responses are created, all due to the body’s natural processes that make it all happen! We all need a release from the ‘real’ world on a regular basis; and playing golf is a healthy way to treat yourself.