The sunny weather means that many will make their way to the golf course for a nice day of golfing.
It’s a great way to get some physical activity into your day, but there are some precautions you must take to avoid injury.
Muscles that you use while golfing may have not been used for months and easing your way into your first day of golfing will help you avoid getting an injury.
Here are some back health tips to keep in mind before you head out to the golf course
Back Health Tips For Golfing
1. Stretch before doing any movement
You need to get your muscles moving freely before doing any exercise that may put pressure on them. Work the muscles in your back, hip, pelvis, thighs, hamstrings, and shoulders to avoid unnecessary injuries.
2. Do muscle strengthening exercises to make your body stronger
Wrist strength and rotating your body are two very important components of golfing. Rowing exercises strengthen your back muscles and pull-downs will work your shoulders.
3. Gently lift your golf bag
Bend your knees and slightly curve your back. You want to gently move your golf bags and not rush.
4. Have the correct posture
When driving and putting, you want to make sure your posture is correct to avoid any strains.
5. Wear orthotics
Orthotics can support the arch, absorb shock, and increase coordination. This might just be what you need for a smoother swing.