What do Gleneagles Village, Heritage Eagle Bend, The Village of Cortona, and Windsor Gardens all have in common? They are Denver area senior communities featuring their own golf courses and active lifestyles.
In addition to being fun, playing golf offers many health benefits. Golf is a walk in the park that burns calories. Even cart golf helps with weight loss and is heart friendly.
Golf is a low impact sport that stimulates the brain. Planning and then executing your shot keeps the brain sharp. Looking for your ball in the rough helps with concentration. The low impact nature of the sport means there is a low risk of injury with golf.
Walking and swinging a club are good for the body’s blood circulation which reduces blood pressure and cholesterol. Focusing on the game engages the mind and improves one’s disposition, unless of course you hit the ball in the water. But then again fishing for lost balls can be a sport of its own too.
Studies have shown that golfers live longer. Getting outdoors and walking. Socializing with friends. Swinging a club. Bending, stretching. All of these activities make life more fun and contribute to overall well being.
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