“Golf doesn’t just add years to your life; it can also add life to your years”

Playing golf is great fun, but also offers a wide range of mental and physical benefits. Here are a few healthy reasons to get down to the golf course now…

Mental Well-Being
The game of golf is wonderful for the psyche. It keeps the mind alert and provides vital human contact, along with several other benefits to mental health.

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body
A breath of fresh air does wonders for endorphin and serotonin levels, leading to improved mood and reduced levels of stress and anxiety. Coupled with an escape from the hassles of day-to-day living the game can provide great relaxation.

Physical Fitness
One of the many benefits of participating in sports is that it improves your physical fitness. Golf, specifically, provides moderately intense physical activity, such as walking, carrying your bag, and swinging. This increases your heart rate and blood flow, which results in a healthy heart, enhanced brain stimulation, and improved balance.

Low Impact
Golf is a "low-impact" sport. As a result, joints are not subject to the stresses and strains of more energetic activities like tennis and running, which can lead to long-term joint damage. This makes golf an ideal activity for older players, who, perhaps unable to throw rugby balls around as they did in their younger years, can still enjoy this wonderful sporting activity.

Did Somebody Say Weight Loss?
Improved physical fitness also means weight loss… An 18-hole round of golf involves a walk of around four to five miles. Even on a flat course, this equates to expending around 1,500 calories and at Dunstable Downs it will probably be more. The recommended number of steps for weight loss is about 10,000 steps. Spending 3 to 3 ½ hours playing an 18-hole round will definitely exceed that amount. So, get out on the course and burn away those calories!

Exercise Your Brain
Playing golf requires a certain amount of concentration and memory. This counts as exercise for your brain, aiding in degeneration. Participating in the sport regularly is likely to prevent or reduce cognitive decline. Improve your old age before it’s even begun!

A Social Event
Modern golf clubs are welcoming to new members, with plenty of experienced players happy to pass on tips and hints to beginners. The golf clubhouse is a wonderful venue for socialising, meeting people with a variety of lifestyles and making new friends. Not only playing with friends and family but to also meet new players with different skill levels. With enhanced social connections; self-identity, interpersonal skills, and emotional control are boosted to a whole new level.

New Business Opportunities?
Head to Dunstable Downs golf club and start networking…

Golf is a fairway to live longer!
Last but definitely not least… golf increases life expectancy. Scientists have found that playing golf can slash the risk of heart attacks and strokes – adding years to life. They also advise us to take more time to have fun in life. Having fun reduces stress, strengthens relationships, and keeps you youthful! Who knew you’d be getting a life-long benefit from playing golf?

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.