Losing Weight on the Green
When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, being active is incredibly important. Following weight loss surgery, you and your weight loss surgeon will discuss the importance of diet, support groups, and a variety of other healthy habits that you can incorporate into your life to help you live the healthiest way that you can. One strategy that many weight loss experts recommend is finding a physical activity that you enjoy so that it isn’t a hassle trying to push yourself to be active every day.
Golf is a loved sport in the US, especially in the South where the weather makes it possible to enjoy the fairway for the entire year. Whether you live in Augusta or Atlanta, you can find plenty of places to enjoy a day on the green—and there are plenty of reasons to do exactly that, especially after weight loss surgery.
Just think about it:
- Golfing requires a lot of walking from one hole to the next, but the purposefulness of the walks will typically distract you from the exercise.
- To improve your skill you need to practice, and a day out on the driving range can lead to a good workout for your upper body and core.
- When you like to golf, you find time to golf, and that means more time spent actually exercising and less time spent making excuses as to why you don’t want to be at the gym.
While there are plenty of other ways to burn calories, if golf is something that you enjoy doing, then it may be a good idea for you to commit to playing the game more often. Then, you can start looking into other forms of workouts that can help improve your golf game. For example, spending more time doing cardio can help you improve your level of physical fitness and allow you to enjoy a day on the course without feeling so much fatigue. Then, try doing some light weight lifting or core workouts to improve your golf swing.
Working out is important following weight loss surgery. Golfing is a great way to work on getting in shape because it is not intense, and while it will push you to be active it doesn’t put you at too great of a risk of injury. Even so, talk with your weight loss surgeon about how far you can start walking before you sign up to spend a day on the green.