5 Big Benefits Of Playing Golf At Your Life Plan Community In St. Augustine

Spring is here again! And at this time of year, many of us are looking for new ways to spend quality time outside. May we recommend the simple pleasure of golf?

For folks living in Westminster St. Augustine’s independent living community, golf is effortless to enjoy. A love of the sport permeates our slice of the Sunshine State — carried in the air like the sea breeze that eventually reaches us all. Not only is golf a pivotal part of our culture, but it’s also one of the many perks you can enjoy at Westminster St. Augustine — where residents get privileges at World Golf Village. (Specifically, you can use several world-class golf courses and amenities, too, like tennis courts, swimming pools, and the fitness center.) You can also keep your skills in tip-top shape at our very own, on-site putting green! Anywhere you look, you’ll find nods to our golf-loving lifestyle — and the means to make it your new favorite pastime, should you want.

And, well, you should! Here are just five of the myriad benefits that go along with a regular golf routine.

Low-Impact Aerobics

According to the Keiser University College of Golf, picking up the sport comes with many physical benefits. Walking from hole to hole, for example, is a low-impact aerobic activity that lends itself to cardiovascular health. There’s also a strength component involved, of course, in the movements that go into every swing. So while golf may seem simple on the surface, a lot goes into every maneuver.

These physical attributes help make golf a natural addition to any fitness routine. It doesn’t have to replace your tried-and-true favorites, of course. Rather, it can help you diversify your exercise regimen with a fun activity that gets you out of the gym and onto lush, never-ending horizons!

Live Like You’re On Vacation

You know that special mindset you slip into when you’re on vacation — the easygoing approach to life, and the savoring of all its simple pleasures?

Here at Westminster St. Augustine, we think you can (and should!) embrace the vacation vibe every day of the year, and getting into golf is a great way to do that. After all, the Sunshine State is home to some of the most renowned courses in the world — and our enviable weather makes the sport a year-round pastime. What better way to celebrate your community than by living it up to the fullest?

Smart Swings

According to Keiser University, golf doesn’t just improve your physical fitness but your mental fitness, too — promoting cognitive function, memory, and more.

Mental Health

Exercise also releases endorphins. And spending time next to green and blue spaces (which you’re sure to stumble upon while golfing) has been shown to promote a calm, positive mindset and long-term mental health benefits. So when you golf, you’re not just having fun — you’re also doing something meaningful for your mind and body in the process!

A Social Sport

Golf is a sport that’s easy to enjoy with friends by your side — taking turns at the tee while enjoying chat, snacks, and a leisurely pace in between. Spending time with friends is a great way to feel more connected with your community, a natural mood-booster.

Of course, these are just a few of our favorite reasons to enjoy golf this spring. What are yours? Whatever they are, we hope this classic sport gets you closer to fun, friends, and serious mind-and-body benefits in 2024 and beyond.

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