How to Start and Maintain a Health and Exercise Routine

By Isaiah David

Starting and maintaining a health and exercise routine is crucial to both your golf game and your general well-being. Regular exercise will give you a stronger and more consistent swing, minimize the chance of injury and protect against heart disease and many other conditions.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Visit the doctor for a checkup. This is especially important if you are an older adult or are at risk for serious health problems. But, everyone should get a physical exam before starting an exercise program.
Step 2
Pick a few cardiovascular activities that you enjoy and that work with your fitness level. You should get your heart pumping, but should still be able to hold a conversation. If you are really out of shape, you should probably walk before you run. Activities such as bike riding and swimming, as well as dancing or exercise classes are also good options for many beginners.
Step 3
Exercise at least three times a week for at least 20 minutes (30 if you can manage it). Some of your exercise can be integrated into your obligations and recreational activities. For example, you can bike to work or the local store, or walk to the golf course. Playing with your kids also counts as long as you stay moving and keep your heart rate up.
Step 4
Meet with a personal trainer. He will discuss your fitness goals with you, show you how to do different activities and help you to take your exercise routine to the next level.
Step 5
Add some golf resistance exercises to your routine. Resistance band exercises are popular with many golfers because they require nothing but a resistance band and can be done anywhere. One good golf resistance exercise to develop your swing is to stand as if preparing to take a golf swing with one end of the resistance band under your left food. Move your arms smoothly up into your backswing position and hold the pose for a count of five before lowering your arms. Do this exercise at least five times, then place the band under your right foot and perform the exercise on the other side. Follow the link below for more golf exercises.


About The Author

Isaiah David is a freelance writer and musician living in Portland, Ore. He has nearly five years' experience as a professional writer and has been published on various online outlets. He holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan.


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