Playing a round of golf has been proven to release powerful natural, mood enhancing drugs from our brains called endorphins.
However, if you’re married and you get caught playing around like Tiger Woods, naturally you won’t feel good about the mood your partner is in (and you may end up with a club to the head).
Depending on where your golf ball lies, you may need to use your imagination to make your next shot.
Depending on your game, you may need to be creative and lie on your scorecard.
POWERS YOUR BRAIN
Golf may delay the onset of dementia by stimulating blood circulation in the brain along with improving connections between nerve cells.
Swinging the clubs also challenges the mind in terms of strategy, coordination, concentration along with adding up a series of large numbers.
A Swedish study on the health benefits of golf has found that people who play the game on a regular basis have a 40% decreased mortality rate among their peers which equals a 5 year increase in life expectancy.
Unfortunately, their scores typically get worse which means that their final years are filled with misery and frustration.
Getting regular daytime exercise such as playing golf often means a person will fall asleep faster and remain in a deep sleep for a longer period of time.
Unfortunately, a golfer achieves this sleep in the middle of the afternoon because he typically tees off at 5:30 AM.
GOOD WAY TO GET YOUR EXERCISE
The game of golf is great for your cardiovascular health since it involves walking about 6 miles and can burn off around 1400 calories.
However, if you choose to ride in a power cart so you can take advantage of the handy beer holders, your lifetime membership at the club may be shortened.
SOCIALIZATION IN GROUPS
It is often said that the worst day of golf is still better than the best day of work especially when you are hanging out with your buddies on the course.
Of course, the game also teaches the fine art of swearing, drinking, gambling and occasional throwing of clubs in a group setting.
TESTS YOUR VISION
Every time you strike the little round white ball, it is an opportunity to evaluate your visual acuity when attempting to locate where it landed.
This is especially true if it should happen to slice into the bushes or strike the house on the left on hole #7.
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