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- Whether you walk or drive a cart is the single biggest factor in determining the quality of exercise you are getting on the course. Walking is understandably the optimal option.
- Walking a typical 18-hole golf course will measure about 4 to 8 miles long. The recommended daily amount of walking to reap benefits for adults is 30 minutes, or 2 to 3 miles. Playing (while walking) a round of 18-holes far exceeds that.
- Golf has been proven to enhance cardiovascular health and also lung function.
- In addition, golf may help older players with improved balance, flexibility, and even ease minor aches and pains associated with arthritis.
- Back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain
- Sprains and strains
- Golfer's elbow
- Overuse injuries due to the repetitive nature of swiminging a club
- Burning more calories.
Your body is not only burning calories from your workout itself, but also from the energy used in regulating your temperature to keep you warm. Double the burn. It's a win/win.
- Strengthening your heart.
Just as your muscles and body work hard to keep you warm in the cold, your heart has to work equally hard to keep the blood pumping. Cold weather workouts can really boost your cardiovascular strength.
- Keeping you hydrated.
Contrary to login, you can still sweat a great deal while outside in the cold weather. As your body loses this valuable moisture, your thirst buds kick in and you want a drink. So, if you sweat more, you take in more water, and drinking lots of water is always a good thing.
- Conditioning your muscles.
People tend to be more vigilant about warm-up exercises and stretching in cold weather more so than at other times of the year. Mentally you want to "warm up" when you go outside, no matter what your activity, so your body automatically craves a bit of motion in order to get blood flowing and help adjust to the temperature drop from being indoors. Warming up is a crucial part of any workout or sport, so if it becomes part of your routine during the winter, it will likely stick with you as the seasons change. Warming up keeps muscles limber and flexible and can help reduce the risk of tendonitis and sprains and strains.
Monday, December 5, 2016
- Consider a standing desk so your legs have constant range of motion and you are able to shift your body more frequently.
- If seated at a traditional desk chair, check that the seat height is appropriate. Feet should rest comfortably flat on the floor with knees and hips able to bend easily at 90-degree angles.
- At least once every hour, stand up and take a quick lap around your office floor and/or do some stretching—like reaching arms high up above your head or extending them out to the sides for several counts.
- Organize “walking” meetings with colleagues, or use a mobile headset if it’s just you on a training or conference call. Walk up and down halls, stairwells, or even parking lots and garages.
- Try some easy exercises at your desk when you feel tension setting in, such as shoulder shrugs, neck rolls, torso twists, or seated leg extensions.
- Stress fractures or broken bones
- Overuse injuries
- Wear properly fitting shoes and costumes
- Pay close attention to the correct technique and form
- Do plenty of warm-up and cool-down exercises before and after each rehearsal or performance
- Know their body’s limits, and recognize when they are tired and need a break
- Never, ever dance through the pain of an injury
- Drink plenty of fluids and eat healthfully during this busy time
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