Golf tips from Humana
Before picking up your golf clubs there are a number of things you can do to prepare so that you can enjoy playing a round. Keep these golf safety tips in mind and enjoy your day on the golf course.
Because golfers spend so much time outside, sunscreen is an absolute must. It's not enough to put it on once before you play. You need to continually apply it throughout the round. Consider seeing a dermatologist once a year. Also, keep an eye out for unusually shaped and darkly colored moles or freckles on your skin.
The toughest opponent that a golfer may face on the course is heat. In performance studies, dehydration in athletes has been directly linked to poorer performance. A mixture of water and sports drinks seems to offer the best results for staying hydrated. Drink fluids before, during, and after each round of golf. You'll feel better and play better.
Fifty-three percent of amateur golfers and 30 percent of professional golfers will play with an injured back this year. Here are some stretching exercises that can help you avoid injuries and stay pain-free.