Walk, Don't Ride (Eric Lupher)

By: Eric Lupher
By: Eric Lupher

Hey golfers, do away with the golf cart and get some exercise!

Hey 11 News Fit Club followers and golfing fans,

I know .. I know .. When you're having a bad round the last thing you want to do is carry that heavy golf bag over your shoulders.  But you will be shocked to know how many calories you burn by walking the course instead of riding on a cart.  Let's be honest, you don't even realize your exercising because you're having so much fun(unless you're in the woods looking for your ball on every hole).  My advice there .. get some lessons! 

If you've been following my blogs, every once in a while I talk about this thing called the Bodybugg.  I wear it around my arm 24/7.  It counts how many calories I burn even when I sleep.  The last time I played golf I decided to walk 9 holes and ride 9 holes to see the difference in calorie burn via my Bodybugg.  Here's what I found:  I burned close to 700 calories walking the front nine!  I was shocked when I saw that number.  Not once was I winded!  Heck, I was nowhere near breaking a sweat, yet I burned just as many calories as a hard workout at the gym.  Then, I took a cart for the back nine.  I only burned about 300 calories.  Whatta difference eh?  I still swung the club a good 65 times and putted another 18 or so times so I burned some calories but not nearly as much as the front nine. 

So there you go.  Walk, don't ride.  It works!

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