From the scenic views to enjoying the great outdoors, it’s hard to find somebody who doesn’t enjoy the game of golf. And believe it or not, many studies have suggested another added benefit to spending a day on the golf course – positive impacts on your physical and mental health. Here, discover the top health benefits of golf that you can experience at Basking Ridge Country Club.
Whether you’re trying to lose weight or stay active, golfing is an excellent way to achieve low-impact cardiovascular exercise. Combined with how much you walk and the motion of your swing, the full-body workout you’ll get is one of the greatest health benefits of golf. Plus, after completing our gorgeous 18-hole course, you will have walked approximately six miles, which can burn up to 1,500 calories!
Studies have shown that high-impact exercise can result in long-term damage to joints and muscles. Golf offers an activity with reduced stress and strain on the body when compared to other forms of exercise like running or playing basketball. So go ahead and skip the gym and come out to the course instead.
Enhanced Heart Health
In addition to helping you stay in shape, golfing regularly also provides benefits to your heart health. From walking to swinging to carrying your clubs, you’ll enhance the blood flow to your heart during your outing, as well as elevate your heart rate. The average golfer will experience a heart rate of around 100 beats per minute over the span of a morning or afternoon. And in the process, you can even decrease your risk of diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, and dangerous cholesterol levels.
Mental Health Benefits
In a detail-oriented sport like golf, getting in regular practice is a great way to keep your mind sharp. Playing golf has even been shown to reduce anxiety and stress. It’s also linked to improved moods, as the physical activity you’ll get on the course elevates levels of endorphins and serotonin. Plus, on our private and luxurious course, you won’t have to deal with the stress of long lines at the pro shop and can feel more relaxed and at ease simply by enjoying our beautiful surroundings. After a day on the course you’ll likely enjoy a better night’s sleep, where you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake feeling completely refreshed.
Stay Healthy at Basking Ridge Country Club
From basking in nature to challenging your friends or colleagues to some friendly competition, you can take advantage of the health benefits of golf by committing to hitting the course regularly. Basking Ridge Country Club provides a golfing experience to our members unlike any others, from our pristine landscaping and newly renovated clubhouse to one of the best restaurants around. For more information or to explore membership options, contact us today.