Every year it’s the same thing: you resolve to work out more and lose weight in the new year, only to remember on January 2nd that you hate exercising. It’s happened to the best of us. After all, exercising requires time, commitment, and money if you invest in a gym membership or your own equipment. … Continue reading “Golf: A low-impact, high-reward exercise”
Playing golf with and for Parkinson’s disease
Anyone who’s familiar with the conditions knows that having Parkinson’s takes a severe toll on your mobility. People with Parkinson’s experience tremors, stiffness, and slowness of movement, which may impair their ability to exercise and participate in fun activities. Living with a chronic illness can produce many complications that lead to stress, and stress has … Continue reading “Playing golf with and for Parkinson’s disease”
Post golf workouts
Most golfers have a pre-round stretch or a few warmup swings they do before playing 18 holes of golf. But do you have a post golf workout? Even though you may be tired after playing a round of golf, working in a few stretches before you leave the course can actually help you feel better. … Continue reading “Post golf workouts”
Yoga for Golfers
One thing all golfers know, beginner and advanced players alike, is that flexibility is crucial to the golf swing. There are certain positions that both improve performance and reduce the risk of injury, and being flexible enough to reach those angles will help take your swing to the next level. Most of the pros you … Continue reading “Yoga for Golfers”
Play golf. Lose weight. Sounds simple, right?
It seems like, for American society, weight loss is always on the brain. Whether it’s a new fad diet or workout routine, people are continually searching for new ways to drop a few pounds. This mentality has inspired the question: can you lose weight playing golf? From an outside perspective, golf may seem like a … Continue reading “Play golf. Lose weight. Sounds simple, right?”
What are the most important muscles for golf?
When working on your golf swing, there are certain muscles that need to be conditioned and exercised in order to produce an effective follow-through. Not enough golfers practice proper strength and conditioning for golf, and this can affect your ability to achieve a suitably balanced and flexible position. But how can you use strength training … Continue reading “What are the most important muscles for golf?”
Golf strength and conditioning essentials
When you hear the phrase “strength and conditioning” you probably think of bulky football players hogging the weight rack in the gym. But strength training is important for all athletes, not just those who play fast paced contact sports. Even golfers can benefit from these techniques. Being stronger helps you control the speed and distance … Continue reading “Golf strength and conditioning essentials”
Hypervolt for golfers
Massage guns are one of the top physical therapy products sweeping the nation, and companies like Hyperice are at the forefront of this trend. Hyperice manufactures a variety of different percussion therapy devices, including the Hypervolt. They have been named official recovery device partners of the PGA Tour and NFL, which is a testament to … Continue reading “Hypervolt for golfers”
Can you really improve your golf handicap by 10 strokes?
For many people, the process of getting better at golf starts with an attempt to improve your handicap. In golf, a handicap is a number that indicates your ability as a player. For example, if a player has a +10 handicap, they play about ten strokes above average. As all golfers know, lower numbers are … Continue reading “Can you really improve your golf handicap by 10 strokes?”
Playing golf after hip surgery
Despite golf’s popularity among the older demographic, it can actually be quite difficult on the body. Golfers struggling with arthritis or other joint problems may find it difficult to play without pain. Hip arthritis in particular can be very painful while golfing and can affect your ability to play at all. Hip rotation is diminished … Continue reading “Playing golf after hip surgery”