4 Reasons Why Golf Is a Great Workout

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Golf is great for the core and the mind! Credit: jurvetson

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It’s Fit Bottomed Dudes’ Week, and when I think of dudes, I think of my dad, the original Fit Bottomed Dude in my life. And you know what my dad likes to do? Golf. He pretty much takes any chance he can to take golf holidays, trying out golf courses both locally and in all parts of the country. Besides being a great getaway and hobby, golf is a great workout. Don’t believe me? Here are four reasons why everyone should try a golf workout!

4 Ways Golf Makes for a Great Workout

1. It works the heck out of your core. With all of the twisting, pivoting and swinging, golf is a full-body workout that requires your core and lower-body to really power you through your stroke. When hitting a ball, focus on tightening your core to really hone in on building ab strength.

2. It gets you off the couch. Golf may not get your heart rate up too much, but it’s certainly better than sitting on the couch. And with courses that can take you literally all day to play, you spend much, much more time walking and standing than you do sitting, which is always good for your health. Just be sure to skip the golf cart when you play!

3. It puts you out in the beautiful outdoors. There has been quite a bit of research on just how much our health benefits from being outdoors. From seeing green grass and blue sky to soaking up the vitamin D, getting out in the fresh air is good for the body, mind and soul.

4. It teaches you focus. So often we spend our lives and workouts distracted—listening to an iPod, watching TV or simply running through our to-do list in our minds. When golfing though, it takes such incredible focus to hit that little white ball in the hole that we quiet ourselves and really focus on what we’re doing. Golf is like a mental workout, too!

Do you golf? Does a Fit Bottomed Dude in your life golf? Tell us about it! —Jenn

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