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Golfing Is Healthier Than You Think

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Golfing Is Healthier Than You Think

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Remember the other day when you said you were going to golf instead of going to the gym and your wife laughed at you?

Well you have some decent reason to do so.

Here are some of the numbers for you to throw in their face next time they challenge it.

Neil Wolkodoff, director of the Rose Center for Health and Sports Sciences in Denver conducted a study to answer these questions.

What he found was good news for all of us fat guys who would rather walk around a golf course and suck, than drag yourself into a gym and lift weights or run on the treadmill.

The other added benefit of sucking at golf is your ball could literally go anywhere when you hit it. So maybe you get to walk a few extra steps through the woods to find your ball.

What Wolkodoff found was that over nine holes of golf, golfers carrying their bag burned about 721 calories.

For example, at about 5 miles per hour on a treadmill you burn about 596 calories an hour.

What Wolkodoff found was very eye opening.

Yes, walking 18 holes of golf is pretty tough, and you will feel it for a few days after the fact. But you are burning about 1,400 calories and having a fun time doing it (if you’re playing well).

Running on a treadmill sucks and you get no breaks. At least when you are golfing you can rest between putts and between peoples tee shots.

So next time you are going to eat some takeout pizza Saturday night and your wife is eyeing you down, tell her you will walk all 18 holes the next day and burn it all off.

Also no gym lets you enjoy a few cold ones on the treadmill.

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