Fitness and Health for Golfers
Guess What? Golf Is Good For You
Is playing golf good exercise? Is it a valuable physical activity? A scientific study puts that question to rest for good with conclusions about calories burned and miles walked.
Common Golf Injuries - Most Common Injuries Suffered by Golfers
What are the most common injuries suffered by golfers? This list runs down 10 of them, and you can find out more about them - such as symptoms and possible treatments - by clicking through.
Golf Course Safety - Some Simple Safety Guidelines for Golfers
Are there dangers on a golf course? Yes, but following these simple safety guidelines makes those dangers extremely unlikely.
The term "golf stretching" refers to stretches and stretching routines that specifically benefit golfers. The stretches on this page are ones that focus on parts of the golfer's body that are most used during the golf swing, and that can most benefit the golfer by being improved upon. Remember, when adding any new stretches or exercises, go...
Golf Stretches - Simple Stretches for Your Golf Warmup
In this excerpt from his book, "Dr. Divot's Guide to Golf Injuries," orthopedic specialist Larry Foster, M.D., tells us about a series of simple stretches that should be part of your warmup routine at the golf course.
Strengthen Your Hip Abductor Muscles for a Better Weight Shift
Here are exercises that golfers can do to strengthen weight muscles for an better weight shift during the swing.
Golf Swing - Add Flexibility to Add Consistency
Did you know that your level of fitness - specifically, your flexibility - affects how consistent you can be with your golf swing?
Golf Core Exercises
An individual's "core" is, very basically, his midsection - all the muscles, bones and ligaments from above the knees to below the check. It's important for golfers to target the core in any workout routine to add flexibility (and potentially more yards through a greater coil) and guard against injury.
The golf core exercises listed here can help golfers do that. Remember: Go slow with any ne…
How to Prevent Golf Injuries
The Sports Medicine Guide weighs in on the subject with some great tips for preventing golf injuries before they occur.
About.com's Back and Neck Injury Guide
Back and neck woes are common problems for golfers. About.com's Back and Neck Injury/Chronic Pain guide has resources golfers might find helpful.
About.com's Exercise Guide
Find out more about exercise and healthy living from the About.com Exercise Guide.
Five Healthy Tips for Improving Your Score
Golf fitness expert Mike Pedersen provides five tips for eating better and warming up better that can help your game.
Golf Fitness - Walk the Course for Health
This three-part golf fitness series on walking golf covers the benefits of walking - rather than riding - during your round.
About.com's Sports Medicine Guide
Need information about a sports medicine topic? Check the About.com Sports Medicine Guide.
More Health & Fitness Resources from About.com
About.com's Health & Fitness homepage offers dozens of guides to different health topics.
AAOS Fact Sheet
That's the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and they offer this fact sheet on golf fitness, specifically injuries and tips for preventing them.
Free content - text and video - focusing on health and fitness for golfers.