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Posted February 9, 2020

The Benefits of Playing Golf For Seniors

For someone considering moving into a retirement village on the Mornington Peninsula, it is a good idea to think of some activities to enjoy or a new hobby to pick up once there. Retirement villages are meant to provide comfort and peace of mind to its residents, after all. Having something to do that you genuinely enjoy would just make the experience there all the more rewarding. 

If you are thinking of taking up a new sport when living in retirement, consider golf. It offers plenty of benefits that you can enjoy, making your retirement much more fun.

Heart health

Just like any exercise, playing golf is physically stimulating. It gets the blood pumping, helping to improve heart health. Playing golf involves activities that may seem like nothing but could very well help with improving your cardio: walking the course, carrying your bag and swinging your clubs are small things that accumulate to something greater for you.

Brain health

As you keep moving through the golf course and playing, you also maintain a consistent blood supply to your brain. This helps in improving brain function, keeping it at optimum levels. Additionally, the golf course offers mental challenges and requires you to strategise your plays, which also helps in keeping your mind sharp. 

Better sleep patterns 

Enjoying the air outside is a solid way to combat stress as well as allows you to relax and unwind. The energy from the sun is also a good bonus! This helps you sleep better at night too, allowing you to enjoy a deeper slumber and a more satisfying rest. A good night’s rest offers plenty of benefits, such as improved physical and mental health.

Looking for a trusted retirement village?

Are you or a family member looking for a retirement village on the Mornington Peninsula that meets your needs? Contact Village Glen today to schedule a tour.  

We have a range of self-contained villas and apartments to suit all tastes, where residents can enjoy first-class amenities and top-notch service. We also offer options for aged care services. For enquiries or more information, please call us on 03 5986 4455.