Many people are drawn to golf not only because it is entertaining and relaxing but also because of the health benefits associated with it. From helping players to improve their sleep quality to encouraging new friendships, golf is a sport that can have a positive impact to your life. Here is a list of some of its benefits.

Combining exercise with fresh air almost guarantees a good night’s sleep. Walking the course and putting muscular effort into swings takes energy. Research has shown that exerting this kind of energy during the day helps you not only fall asleep faster but get a deeper sleep. This is especially true if you play regularly. Good quality sleep allows for muscles to rest and repair.

Regular exercise helps your brain function efficiently. Playing golf improves our memory, strengthens blood supply, and reduces stress and anxiety. It can also help delay mental illnesses too. Playing golf also requires concentration and ability, both of which are great for brain stimulation.

Research reports that being surrounded by nature improves our mind’s well-being. Studies show that we tend to feel happier and calmer after spending time in green areas. Being outdoors while doing something that is both calming and enjoyable will make your body release endorphins, which in turn, helps you feel relaxed and less anxious.

Unlike many other sports that require more movement, golf is a low-impact sport. It’s a great way to lose some weight and have fun without the risk of getting severely injured. This is why golf is also attractive to more mature players.

Just like any other sport, if you play it regularly it will help you lose weight and maintain a healthy lifestyle. An 18-hole round involves more than 10,000 steps, which is more than the amount needed daily for weight-loss. Just be sure not to use the golf cart too much!

Golf is a sociable sport. It allows you to connect not only with friends and family but with other players as well. And of course,  with your caddie too. By being in a friendly, calm environment, it will be easier to establish relationships with others.