Play Golf and Live 5 Years Longer!
Have you been thinking of ways to become more active? Consider golf! Golf is a game that is full of exercise, yet not a sport that will make you feel out of shape or intimidated. Would you rather spend 30 minutes in a sweaty gym or a few hours on a beautiful course in the fresh air? Not only is golf more attractive for people of all fitness levels, a new study has shown that golfers tend to live 5 years longer!
According to an article released by Science Daily, a Swedish study found that the death rate for golfers is 40% lower than for other people of the same age, gender and socioeconomic status. The 40% statistic corresponds directly to a 5-year increase in life expectancy. If that is not a reason to head to The Oaks Course for a round of golf, we’re not sure what is!
One of the leaders of the study, Professor Anders Ahlbom, commented on the study saying, “A round of golf means being outside for four or give hours, walking at a fast pace for four to five miles, something which is known to be good for the health. People play golf into old age, and there are also positive social and psychological aspects to the game that can be of help.”
In just 18 holes of golf, the average golfer burns up to 1,500 calories. You would have to jog at a fast pace for at least 10 miles in order to burn that amount of calories. Golfing not only provides a way to walk a long distance, but the amount of swinging that a golfer does during a round of golf also burns several calories.
If you are interested in becoming more active but not sure how to do so, contact The Oaks! Customers say that we are the friendliest golf course in Georgia and we can help you get started today. No intimidation, just friendly people, fresh air and a great way to get exercise.