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[INFOGRAPHIC] Golf for Seniors: The Benefits and How to Get Started

Mar 29, 2019 8:00:00 AM / Guest Author

As a senior, golfing regularly may be able to keep your doctor away better than any apple. Okay, maybe not quite as well (and you still need to go to the doctor), but it’s pretty close. Here are just a few ways in which playing golf can improve your life. Increased Life Expectancy: Golf appears to offer an effective cocktail of socializing, moderate exercise and nature, all of which has been shown to increase life expectancy by up to 5 years compared to non-golfers. Provides moderate cardio outdoors: Golfers typically walk over the course which means that most likely, you'll be walking a lot! Whether you're walking or taking the golf cart, spending an afternoon out on the green is a fun way to get the exercise that you need. Reduced stress and anxiety: Golfing outdoors has been proven to help people relax and reduce their anxiety, so you come home reenergized and with a clear mind. Sounds pretty good, right? And it’s not just speculation. There’s good, hard science to back it up. Below, you can see a visual run-down of some of the ways your golf game contributes to your health, and if you’d like to see some of the more detailed science, you can learn more about the benefits of Golf for Seniors and how to get started at Fast Learners

 

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