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The Benefits of Playing Golf

Author Jennifer    Category Fitness     Tags , , , , ,

Playing golf is not only a great distraction it is also good for your health. It is one of those games that is subtly physically invigorating without being too strenuous. The constant walking, swinging and breathing in of fresh air creates natural drugs called endorphins that are released into your bloodstream.

The reason it is so good for you is that most of the movements involved are a form of aerobic exercise which is great for weight loss and cardiovascular health. Walking the entirety of most golf courses is a journey of four to eight miles. When you swing your club you use many different muscles in your body including your arm, shoulder, back and leg muscles.

Playing a game like golf can also help reduce your stress, blood pressure and high cholesterol. Just paling a single 18-hole game of life can burn up to one thousand calories. It is a great way to get the blood flowing and shed those pounds. Golfing is a lot more fun than slogging away on a treadmill in a gym or pedaling away on a stationary bike.

Furthermore the carrying of your clubs from tee to tee is good weight-bearing exercise. It can help you build new muscle and give you muscle tone. Once you create muscle tone you will be burning more calories, even while your body is at rest. Before you know it all of this exercise will start paying off in the way you look and feel.

If you play even once a week for an entire summer golfing season. you will see a major improvement in your health including a reduction of your waistline. Many people who engage in a regular sport like this also see an elevation in their mood. It also helps that you get plenty of fresh air and sunshine on a golf course. This means that you are getting regular doses of Vitamin D which is essential to maintaining our moods as well as bone strength.

Golf is also a game that requires that you use strategy, applied skill and your memory. It can help older people sharpen their mind.  If you are older golf is also a way of regularly seeing and socializing with others.

If you hate working out yet need to stay healthy then go ahead and take a walk on a golf course. As the great American writer Mark Twain once ironically said “Golf is a good walk spoiled.”


What You Should Know About Fasting

Fasting is one of the mankind’s oldest and most efficient ways to banish the toxins that build up in the body as the result of the pollutants that are everywhere in the environment. There are toxins in the air that we breathe. There are also chemicals in the water and food that we consume. When these chemicals, waste and poisons build up in the bloodstream you can suffer from weight gain, headaches, diarrhea or depression. Furthermore the body just becomes less efficient allowing you to become even more obese.


Fasting is an effective way to help the body detoxify. In fact, fasting is recommended for any illness as it gives the body the rest it needs to recover. It also works on those who are overweight. You can get rid of all kinds of terrible conditions fasting including colon disorders, asthma and allergies.


As a side benefit your organs get a rest every time you do a fast. This can help reverse the aging process as well as help you live a healthier and longer life.


Whenever you perform a fast several crucial changes take place. Your body continues to excrete toxins but your intake of them dwindles which in turn reduces the body’s toxic levels in general – this also helps you to lose weight.


When you fast a number of things can happen.

  • The energy usually used for digestion is redirected to support immune function, cell growth and digestive processes so you are healthier and slimmer


  • The immune system’s workload is reduced and you become less allergic to foods that you over consume


  • Tissue oxygenation is increased and white blood cells are moved more efficiently which over the long term can also assist with weight loss


  • Fat stored chemicals such as pesticides and drugs are released into the colon and kiddies causing you to lose weight


  • Physical awareness and sensitivity to diet and surroundings are increased


Fasting can also speed up the weight loss process by cleansing your liver, kidneys and colon with greater speed. It can also help you purify your blood, lose excess weight and water, flush out toxins, clear the eyes and tongue and make your breath smell fresh.  The natural weight loss part of the fast is just a bonus!


You should fast at least three days a month and follow a ten day fast at least twice a year.