Nowadays, golf has been a part of our lives, almost everyone loves golf. People all love golf does not only because it is a ball sport which can train their bodies, but also because it is a way of life. Golf means a lot to all of us more than just a sport.
There are tons of so-called "golf widows" across the globe who swear by the old saying that their spouses “live and breathe golf.” Golf may help them live and breathe a lot longer. It is showed that there were many health benefits to playing the game, including a longer and healthier life.
It is also determined that the life expectancy of both men and women golfers, of every age group, and across all socioeconomic categories, was increased by an average of approximately five years over that of the general population. Although the scope of the study didn’t include determining the reasons for the increased life span, scientists believe the most likely cause is the brisk, four or five hour walk around the course on a regular basis. Leaving the cart at the clubhouse has its benefits.
People play golf into old age, and there are also positive social and psychological aspects to the game that can be of help. Although the average increased life span was five years, they found that the longest lifespan increases came among golfers with blue collar economic backgrounds as opposed to those with desk jobs – just another reason to get out of that cubicle and hit the links. The study also showed that low-handicappers had lower death rates, which corresponds to an increase in life span, than high-handicappers, most likely because they play more golf.
Though this study can not prove playing more golf is a matter of life and death, it has quantified the benefits of walking, as well as the psychological benefits of leisure activity.
Actually, even regular walking can improve general physical health. It also has been determined that regular walking improves virtually every system in the human body, from to bones and muscles. Golf is surely more technological and skillful than common walking.
However, golf is now no longer a sign for just fun. You can see many families go out for golf each weekend, they play golf not just for fun, but also a way of life to get all their family members together.