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Poe: The health benefits of golf and the Quintero Golf Club


The beginning of the year provides an opportunity to put your best foot forward, and for many individuals that includes bettering their health habits.

Arguably the most popular sport in Arizona, golf can keep you fit, improve health, and is fun and welcoming for the whole family.

Check out these tips for you and your family to enjoy the game of golf while reaping the health benefits.

Improves heart health

Walking 18 holes a few times a week could result in excellent endurance for your heart. More time spent walking can increase your heart rate and the exercise that goes unnoticed can induce changes that will prevent and improve risk factors of heart disease such as high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and unhealthy cholesterol levels.

Strengthens brain stimulation

Making use of your muscles helps with increasing brain stimulation. When you are using your muscles and your body is in motion, your blood flow will increase and this can help increase the blood flow to your brain. On the golf course you will be challenged with visualizing where you would like the ball to end up. Doing this you are exercising your right brain, which is known to link to creativity.

Weight loss

While the endurance of the golf course keeps your heart healthy, it could also help you shed a few pounds. If you’re walking around the holes carrying golf clubs that can help you burn some extra calories. Walking and swinging the golf club are sometimes not thought of as exercise, but this is a great source of burning calories, and this is what makes golf the perfect exercise for the family.

Muscle toning and endurance

When performing a physical activity such as golf, where the person in action is using their upper body strength and core power to swing, their muscles are being occupied. The momentum of their swing and power that they use during this physical exertion can help create tonnage and increase endurance. This can also help prevent osteoporosis.

Overall, there are many health benefits to golf, and it should be taken advantage of more often. Golf is a great way for the family to get out and boost their health mentally and physically. Get your new year started with golf!

Editor's note: Mike Poe has more than 20 years of experience in the golf industry. Located near Lake Pleasant in Peoria, Quintero Golf Club has been ranked the Best Public Golf Course by both Golf Digest and Golf Weekly Magazine. For more information, visit quinterogolf.com.