Health benefits of playing golf
Playing golf is proven to be brilliant for your health and wellbeing and has many positive benefits.
Simply put, golfers live longer, have better overall physical health, and gain wellness/ mental health benefits. These associations are likely due to the golden combination of walking, muscular activity and social interaction (amongst other factors). So whether you’re young or old, a scratch golfer, or have never picked up a club before, this is a fantastic reason to play!
Physical benefits include improved cardiovascular risk-factor profiles, improved blood-glucose levels and increased life expectancy (research shows a golfer lives 5 years longer than a non-golfer!).
Psychological benefits include improved self-esteem, improved confidence and reduced anxiety levels.
Golf also provides a great opportunity for developing interpersonal skills, emotional control and enhancing social connections.
The social element of golf is well-renowned and provides individuals with an opportunity to spend time with friends, family and colleagues in attractive, relaxing, outdoor surroundings. Golf also encourages social interaction between different generations. As such, it’s no surprise that golf is considered a very ‘holistic’ sport and is played by a wide-range of people.
For more information, please see the Golf & Health Website