does playing golf help lose weight?

I’ve been overweight, sometimes severely, while other times slightly, for the past twelve years.

And i’ve been playing golf for the past seven years, so i think i’m pretty qualified to be discussing this. So following my description, you probably realize that playing golf alone won’t help you lose weight, but if you put some effort into it, it can be great catalyst. In fact, i think most of the golfers i know are not physically fit, because of high involvement of golf carts in transportation around the golf course. I personally prefer to walk around, and have for a while now, but it still hasn’t made me lose weight, until i decided to put some real effort into it. I think losing weight, and generally getting in shape, comes down to you. If within you, you decide to get into good shape and start treating your body responsibly, and have the same realization that i did, you can certainly lose weight no matter what. But there science to it as well.

In order to lose weight by playing golf, you need to commit to walking and get good walking golf shoes for your feet. Walking is very good cardio, and doing good cardios are the best way to trim your fat, but they’re not enough. Your callories input should be significantly less than your output, the energy you burn. And that process forces your body to start burning fats, so it can make up for the lacking energy. Personally, i wasn’t counting calories. I just made sure to walk around a lot, and stick to eating fruits and veggies, as much as i wanted. Giving up the carbs such as bread and other baked goods has really turned the tides for me. Before i couldn’t get my weight to drop, but after a few weeks, i could notice remarkable progress. Golf swing and playng itself is not really an effective way to lose weight, but it can certainly lead to that effect. And having well designed golf clubs, with proper weight disposition, can certainly help in training important muscles of your body.If you truly want to lose weight though, i would recommend going to the gym and running on eliptical machines, and sometimes switch to  stationary bicycles. Both are fantastic machines to burn fat, and i’m saying that based on my experience. I also had some help from the supplements, which are supposedly the catalysts for burning fat, but i doubt they had any real effect. I think hard work and paying attention to what you eat is all it matters when it comes to losing weight.