5 Reason Why Footgolf Benefits Your Health

a boy kicking a yellow football on a footgolf pitch to improve his health benefits
a boy kicking a yellow football on a footgolf pitch to improve his health benefits

Taking care of your health is important, but not always that easy. Exercising can become boring and taking care of yourself can become overwhelming at times. But did you know that playing footgolf can actually be really good for you? Here at Footgolf Devon, not only do we take pride in the game, but we are also dedicated to educating people about our much loved sport. So, here are 5 reasons why playing footgolf benefits your overall health:

1. Improved Mental Health

It is widely known that being outside can improve your mental wellbeing. Being outside, surrounded in greenery, and focussing on the game is a great way to relieve stress, improve your mood and reduce anxiety. Not only this, the social aspect of the game will contribute to a better mental health by reducing feelings of isolation and loneliness.

six boys getting ready to play Footgolf together at the starting line


2. Cardiovascular Fitness

It comes to no surprise that footgolf involves cardio. Playing the game involves walking, kicking and running on a course, which can help to improve heart health, reduce the risk of heart disease, and lower blood pressure.

A man completing a kick of a football on a footgolf pitch to feel the health benefits


3. Improved Muscle Strength and Endurance

Kicking a football requires strength and endurance, particularly in your leg muscles/ Playing footgolf will help to build, ton and improve the strength of those muscles.

A man placing a football in position ready for him to kick into the footgolf course - health benefits


4. Develop Your Flexibility

Repeatedly kicking a football promotes flexibility as well as benefiting your range of motion. Whether you are doing a power kick to delicate taps, every movement will engage the muscles in your legs. Eventually, the motion will increase your flexibility and reduce the risk of injuries in your day to day life.

Two Footgolf Devon League players watching another play mid way through kicking the football into the feild


5. Better Coordination and Balance

Precision and coordination goes hand in hand with footgolf as you plan and effectively move the football across the field. Each kick will enhance balance, motor skills and agility. These new skills will benefit daily life, reducing the risk of falls, especially for the older generation.

A man kicking a football from the start line of a footgolf course


It is clear that footgolf is a powerhouse when it comes to improving your overall health. Whether you are looking for a new and different way to exercise, or a hobby to meet new people and improve your mental health, footgolf’s health benefits have everything you need. 

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