Golf is a great game for mind and body, providing a mental challenge with a healthy walk. And it’s never too late to take up the sport.
Due to its low impact and relaxed nature, golfing is an especially great activity for older adults. While walking and low-intensity jogging may be comparable exercise, they lack the competitive excitement and social aspects of golf.
Golf is particularly good for your heart. You’ll cover about 5 miles on the average course if you walk 18 holes. If that seems daunting, play 9 holes or share a cart with a friend, each of you walking part of the time.
Playing golf regularly can help you:
- Stay fit
- Improve muscle tone and endurance
- Help reduce stress
- Meet or connect with friends
New to the game? Consider hitting a bucket of balls at a driving range or taking lessons. You’ll be out on the links in no time.