The Movember foundation is challenging men to start moving more this month to boost their physical and mental wellbeing.
It is encouraging men to try a new activity of any sort that keeps you active. So what better time to get out on the golf course?
Golf is a great way to keep your active and healthy, perfect game to help you move more without it feeling like a chore. It’s perfect way to make new friends or grow closer bonds with your Bro’s this Movember.
If you cant find time to play, why not play 9-holes. Taking just two hours this format can fit conveniently into your busy schedule.
Here’s why you should make your move this Movember with Golf:
Game for all
Golf is one of the few sport that everybody can play together whatever their background, experience, age or fitness. So get all your Bro’s together for a game.
Get active and stay active
Playing 18-holes will take more than 10,000 steps because it involves walking four to five miles. It will also help you achieve the 150-minutes of exercise a week recommend by the NHS Choices. You’ll find it far easier to stick with group exercise, like golf, because it’s more appealing and fun than getting active on your own.
Reduces stress and helps your work-life balance
Outdoor exercise in a green space can help reduce stress levels, enhance mood and even improve your self-esteem. The combination of moderate exercise and swinging your clubs will get your blood pumping and trigger the release of natural mood-enhancing chemicals called endorphins that help you feel happier, reduce stress and sleep better
Studies show that exercising outdoors with others in the fresh air can help you stay calmer and combat the stresses and strains of your working life. Switch off the phone and head out into the beautiful green surroundings for a relaxing game of golf and you’ll feel re-energised and composed. Give yourself some well-deserved me-time…
Helps you live longer, healthier life
Golf’s unique combination of outdoor exercise and social interaction can help you live a longer, healthier life. Indeed, playing golf can increase your life expectancy by up to five years, according to a study from the Karolinska Institute, in Sweden. Regular walking, such as the four hours it typically takes to play a round of golf, can also help ward off dementia, help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.