Saturday, 27 April 2019

Playing Golf Can Be as Good for the Body as for the Soul




It doesn’t matter where you are, you are nowhere compared to where you can go.

Golf always make me Happy :-)

If you have done it before, you can do it again. And if you have never done it, there is a chance waiting for you to take to do it. Don't wait till tomorrow for what you can do today. Your heart was made to be content and full of will. Take that advantage and you will find out everything is possible. Take your chance to find out what you can do because in life, there is a lot needed to be done.

I believe there's never just one thing that leads to success for anyone. I feel it always a combination of passion, dedication, hard work & being in the right place at the right time. I never could have done what I've done without the habits of punctuality, order & diligence, without the determination to concentrate myself on one subject at a time. Every shot counts. The three-foot putt is as important as the 300-yard drive.

There are more than 25 million people who play golf every year—and it isn’t difficult to see why. Golf is a great way to get some fresh air and spend time with close friends, especially as the weather warms up or if you are enjoying a resort vacation.

THERE ARE ALSO A WHOLE HOST OF HEALTH BENEFITS THAT COME ALONG WITH GOLFING. 

GOLF CAN BE GOOD FOR THE HEART.

Any time you’re able to get your blood pumping, it will be good for your heart, and golf will definitely get your blood going in a variety of ways. While you might not necessarily associate golf with doing a lot of physical activity, it will require you to walk a lot, pick up your bag, swing your clubs, and make other movements that will ultimately benefit your heart by reducing your blood pressure and lowering your cholesterol levels.

IT CAN ALSO STIMULATE YOUR MIND.

In addition to helping your heart, golf can also keep your brain sharp. Studies have shown that walking regularly can strengthen the circuits in your mind and help your memory, and when you golf, you will definitely do a lot of walking. You will also keep blood flowing to your brain as you play a round.

IT CAN REDUCE YOUR STRESS LEVELS.

When you play golf, you’ll notice your stress levels going way down. While a number of things can have this effect, it’s the combination of fresh air, socialization with friends, and your body’s release of endorphins that will make stress disappear when you’re out golfing.

IT CAN EVEN HELP YOU LOSE WEIGHT.

In order to lose weight, you need to walk about 10,000 steps per day. That might seem like a lot, but you’ll actually hit that goal on most days when you golf, especially if you choose to walk rather than taking a cart. Best of all, you won’t necessarily feel like you’re exercising when you’re walking on the golf course since you’ll be having so much fun playing.

I believe one of the most fascinating things about Golf is how it reflects the cycle of life. No matter what u shoot - the next day you've 2 go back 2 the first tee and begin all over again & make yourself into something.

Some people think golf is just a pointless pastime for people who dress funny, chase little white balls and swear a lot. As a golf lover, I'm here to say, well, for the most part you're right.

Except about the "pointless" part. After all, a recent study shows that playing a round of the ancient game is a surprisingly good form of exercise.

Finnish scientists gathered 110 men, ages 45 to 65. Half were golfers, while the others didn't play golf or participate in any form of regular exercise. The non-golfers were told to go about their usual lifestyle, while the golfers were asked to make a grave sacrifice in the name of science: play two or three rounds per week for five months. The study stipulated that the golfers had to walk the course instead of puttering around in motorized carts.

At study's end, the non-golfers' vital statistics--weight, cholesterol levels, blood pressure--were pretty much the same as at the start. The golfers, however, showed some striking health improvements. They had lost an average of about three pounds and trimmed their waistlines by nearly an inch. All the golfers increased their levels of cholesterol, the "good" kind. The golfing men who had hypertension experienced modest decreases in blood pressure.

Naturally, if you already exercise regularly, no one is suggesting that you throw out your running shoes and buy a set of irons. Some evidence does suggest that more-intense exercise leads to better health. But if you're now on the sidelines, getting moving with a moderate activity such as brisk walking or golf is a great start.

The latter is not for everyone, of course. Playing golf can be expensive, for one thing. Frustrating, too, as Mark Twain noted in his famous observation that the game is little more than "a good walk spoiled." That may be, but the science shows that even a spoiled walk is better for your health than no walk at all.

Golf is like a love affair. If you don't take it seriously, it's no fun; if you do take it seriously, it breaks your heart. - Arthur Daley

Happy Golfing!

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