Sports are always good for your health. Last year, I read in a magazine that the doctors from the USA and Australia declared just that. They suggest playing at least one game per day. Sports do not only increase our physical strength; they also refresh our mind and soul. 

These days, everyone is so busy chasing money, it is almost as though we forget to laugh. So, it would be a great practice to start playing sports like cricket, football, golf, etc. Golf is a very popular game nowadays. It is very beneficial to both our physical and mental health. Here are 10 benefits of playing golf:

1. Reduce Stress

Are you stressed? If so, go and have a game on the course. Yes, golf is very, very effective in reducing stress. People remain very busy these days.  Those who work from morning to night get mentally exhausted. So, it is a good practice for them, as well as for all of us, to play golf on a regular basis.

2. Release Mental Pressure

Golf can help you to have a delightful day. If you facing mental pressure, I am suggesting you go to a golf course and play a game. Everything will change. It works for me. It will work for you too.

Whenever I am under mental pressure (personal or other), I simply go to the golf course with my bag and played around. Believe me, it works just like magic. It is better than any bottle of whiskey, or vodka.

3. Fosters relationships

Humans are social beings. They cannot just be alone. A science report says that those who live alone are affected by more life-threatening conditions such as heart attack, stroke, etc.  Not only is their physical health more likely to be at risk, but their mental health is more at risk as well.

Golf gives you the opportunity to meet your friends, relatives, and colleagues. You can build a community through this sport. Shall I tell one interesting thing? A report shows that a lot of business deals are made on golf courses. Surprised?

4. Burns calories

Golf courses are big.20 acres big. If you are playing golf, you will be walking at least 3-5 kilometers, or even more, during your game. That is a lot of extra walking that is helping your body to burn extra calories. If you carry your golf bag yourself, the calorie burn is even greater!

5. Keeps your heart safe

Playing golf is not an easy task. There is a lot of work involved such as walking, swinging, carrying golf bag, carrying clubs, etc. These exercises increase your heart rate, which helps to keep your heart in good shape.  That reduces the chance of developing a serious condition, such as a heart attack. It also helps to control blood pressure.

6. Beneficial for brain

Doing exercise will increase your heart rate, as we have previously discussed. As a result, more blood is circulated throughout your brain. This helps to improve nerve-cell connections, which can improve a golfer’s performance on the course. Every golfer wants to increase their scores and do better than others, this boosts the confidence, and self-esteem, of each and every golfer.

7. Improves eyesight. 

Golfers need to keep a sharp eye on the scores, and the target as well. They also need to focus on the little, white golf ball. This is actually an exercise for the eyes. So, these practices help golfers to improve their eyesight all while playing a game they love.

8. Better sleep

Sleep is another important component to having sound health. Many people struggle to obtain quality sleep each night. For better sleep, playing golf is an excellent option. As you do a lot exercise, your body gets tired, and you will sleep better at night. A golfer will fall asleep faster, and sleep better, than a lazy person.

9. Strengthens the bladder

Maybe it can be a surprising thing, or you may say it is nothing. But the real fact is playing golf can strengthen your bladder. The longer you can hold it, the more you can strengthen the capacity of your bladder.

10. Physical Fitness 

People are trying to be physically fit. By playing golf, you can achieve this. As you will complete a lot of exercises, your physical fitness level will increase. If you can maintain a healthy diet and can play golf regularly, then you can be physically fit.

Last words

Sports are a great thing that can help you to be happy. They can give you physical and mental strength. People hate being bored - I know I do. Play any game, and you will never be bored. Many people are dying of dangerous heart diseases every year and playing golf, or any other sport can reduce the possibilities of being affected by these heart diseases.

I hope I was able to tell you some of the benefits of playing golf. Wish you good luck!

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