My Exercise of Choice: Putt Putt Golf!
Some folks may think this is nuts, and they may be right, but I’ve found Putt Putt Golf to be a very good form of exercise.
Depending on the course, the number of people playing ahead of you, etc… it can take a good 30 minutes to 1 hour to get through 18 holes of putt putt golf. Since most experts recommend at least 30 minutes of exercise a day/3 days a week, putt putt golf’s time frame would qualify.
As you play from hole to hole, whether you realize it or not, you are actually doing some very basic exercises. You are walking around the course, which is usually designed with graded incline with require a little more exertion on your part, and you’re also bending and stretching as you reach down to retrieve your ball from the hole. All of these movements work the muscles in your legs, back, abdomen, arms, etc… And since you have 18 holes to play through, a bit of repetition comes into play.
Putt Putt Golf also provides varying levels of difficulty, usually in the form of Amateur, Pro, and Advanced courses. The harder the course, the longer it takes to get through. So, if you want a longer workout, you can give one of the more advanced courses a shot.
Before you know it, by the end of one course, you’ve gotten in an easy, low impact workout, all while having fun with your family and friends. Interesting thought, huh?