If I watched your daily routine, I wager I would be able to point out 5 simple changes and tweaks that you could could make that would improve how you feel in your day to day life and also, as a bonus, improve your golf. And as you well know, when we play better golf suddenly the world is a brighter place full of rainbows and unicorns.. Both feed one another, but few golfers tackle their lifestyle which is often left wanting.
You’ll get to your golfing goals and feel much better in work and life when you stop making these 5 Lifestyle Mistakes:
Error #1: Drink WAY Too Much Sugar. If you’re one of the millions hooked on soda, alcohol, or other sweetened beverages then your you’re going to feel sluggish, unfocussed and consistently gain weight as well as poison your body internally as most sugar drinks are one chemical away from being pain stripper or alike. Until you replace these drinks with water. You should also know that your brain often confuses thirst with hunger so make sure you just drink water several times a day.. We managed for thousands of years without sugar drinks!
When hunger strikes, don’t grab a snack or calorie-filled drinks. Instead, grab a glass of water.
Error #2: Watching TV Too Much: Many people are in the habit of sitting in front of the TV for hours on end after a stressful day at work. Yes, you may be worn out and need a break, but sitting on the couch, zoned out, watching TV is not the way forward
I like a good show and movie but I ensure I have earned it that day or that week. If you have been sat down at work most of the day, do you really need to sit some?? Get out and walk a couple of holes, go and practice your putting, chipping whatever! Just move more.
Error #3: Not Bothering With Breakfast. Eat breakfast! Try cutting calories by skipping breakfast, and you’ll be excessively hungry by mid-morning. As a result, the healthy calories you would have eaten at breakfast are replaced with calorie-filled snacks and an over-sized lunch. It takes strong discipline to not binge on sugar and bad foods if you avoid breakfast.. That takes time to develop, so if you know you are prone to poor snacking, make sure you grab some fuel in the morning. It’s about habits and you focus, energy and metabolism will thank you for it.
Once again, fitting breakfast into your busy schedule may mean dramatic lifestyle changes. Get to bed 30 minutes earlier than usual and set your alarm 10 minutes earlier to give yourself time to eat breakfast
Error #4: Not Doing the Right Physical Activity. If you find that you are having to add more loops to your belt and you seem to have less energy for your daily routines and also on the golf course, you need to start moving better. If you are sore especially after golf, you need to invest a few minutes a week to yourself. If you want to feel better and play better, you must add or increase the amount and intensity of physical activity in your daily life.
For many people, this is the most difficult lifestyle change of all, but the benefits are well work it. Aim for 30 to 60 minutes of intense exercise on most days of the week. When you make golf exercises a normal part of your weekly routine, it’s more likely to stick. This can be walking 9 holes or 18 if possible at least 1-2 times a week, it can mean a great simple 20 minute exercise routine that helps you on and off the course.
Error #5: Lack of Sleep. To put this simply, you need to sleep more. Most adults need an average of 6-8 hours of sleep each night, and I know you aren’t getting that much. When you don’t get adequate amounts of rest, you’re more likely to be to be stiff, less focussed, lethargic and just not sprightly… None of which are a recipe for good golf!
How does this work? Something like this.
If you’re tired, you won’t feel like practicing, walking the course, cooking a healthy meal, and you’ll opt for fast (fattening) food instead. This very same lack of energy will also likely cause you to skip doing you golf exercises! On top of that, sleep deprivation causes your metabolism to slow down, and if you’ve not heard, that is not something you want when you are wanting to improve your lifestyle and your golf game too.
So make some tweaks to your routine and you will feel better, maybe even shed a couple of pounds by osmosis and as extra great bonuses you will play better golf, hit it longer and feel less pain too!