It's Official, Golf Is A Certified Stress Reliever

It’s official, golf is a certified stress reliever

Discover why hitting a ball around the links is a surefire way to reduce your stress – just ask Justin Bieber

IF YOU NEEDED another excuse to grab your clubs and head for the green, consider this it. Research out of the University of Missouri has concluded that golf is a sure-fire way to reduce your stress levels.

The reasons for this are threefold: not only does being outside on the links help lower your levels of cortisol (a hormone that controls blood pressure), it’s also a cardiovascular activity (just think of all that walking.) Lastly? Golf is incredibly social, with previous studies showing that healthy relationships have a significant impact on both physical and mental health.

By the way, this isn’t the first time the benefits of golf have been brought to our attention. These findings echo those out of a study from Sweden in 2008, which established that regularly playing golf can increase your life expectancy by up to five years.

So, there you have it. Catch you in the clubhouse later?


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