These days, many of us are trying to stay in shape. And though golf isn’t known to be a huge draw for fitness buffs, if you play it the right way, it can definitely be a net benefit for your health.
First and foremost, make sure you stay away from using a cart. This might sound obvious, but you’d be amazed at the number of golfers who avoid ever walking on the golf course. And you’d also be surprised at the amount of calories walking for a full round burns. Walking for 18 holss on an average golf course adds up to around 4 miles – a significant distance.
Also, don’t give in to the temptation of unhealthy foods on the course. All too often, golf course grub is the least healthy kind of food you can imagine: greasy hot dogs, candy bars, and cheap beer. Why not try bringing your own snacks onto the course? Or, at the very least, try going for the least unhealthy option you can find.
With this in mind, your regular round will help you stay in shape. Though you won’t necessarily be built like a fitness model, you’ll definitely notice a difference.