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Great Places to Golf in White Church

As you already know, here at White Church we are all about health and wellness.  Anything that is capable of bringing you to a state where a healthy lifestyle can be achieved is a great means to this end.  Not only is the economy determinant of your wellness, but also the physical and practical activities you practice on your daily life.  If you perform those activities that harm your body and seldom practice those that will bring you benefits, then you are up for a rather rough life.

 

This is why it is highly recommended for you to practice golf.  There are many great places to golf in White Church.  This is a great sport that you can practice pretty much anytime with pretty much anyone.  It is all about the fun, the relaxation, and spending a great time enjoying the lovely weather.  We have put together a list of the best placesto play golf here in White Church.

Chapel Golf Course

You might think this course is administered by some Catholic priests, given the name.  But it is actually administered by this war veteran who wanted to build a place that would provide  him with rest and relaxation as opposed to the hectic life he had when he served.  The place has 16 putt holes and is beautifully permeated with a pristine green blanket of grass.  The atmosphere is beautifully decorated with migrating birds that pass by the course every year.

 Green Ear Golf Club

You need a subscription to be able to play in this golf course. It is actually one of the largest golf courses in town.  With three beautiful natural lakes, this course offers a long period of entertainment for a well-deserved break.  Visit this large course and plan to stay all day.

Terrain de Jeux Golf Course

This awesome golf course also requires you to become a member.  The good thing is that the subscription is not really that high.  At least, not if you consider the majestic line of trees, the chirping birds, and the soft breeze that brings about the aroma of spring flowers.  The course includes a pretty complete store of golf appliances.  Many major tournaments have taken place at Terrain de Jeux (French for “playground”!).

Lafayette Golf Club

Founded by the Irish John Lafayette, this golf course is suited for those who have a rather larger experience with golfing.  With pretty tight turns, numerous amounts of traps, and lots of trees, you are in for a challenging golf treat.

Exercise for Relaxation

Exercise for Relaxation

Feeling Stressed?

In our fast-paced world of today, it is extremely common to feel physically and mentally stressed. Whether you are a student battling through exams, a young professional trying to work your way up the ladder, or a parent trying to support your family, stress is a constant.

One of the most underrated remedies for stress is exercise. A lot of people think this is a myth, but in fact, it has been quantitatively proven with hard science. For example, it has been shown that aerobic exercise actually reduces circulating levels of stress hormones (e.g. adrenalin and cortisol).

Simultaneously, aerobic exercise can also increase some stress-relieving hormones, such as endorphins. You may have heard of endorphins before. These are neurochemicals that are naturally released when you are happy and relaxed, and exercise promotes the release of these hormones, ultimately increasing happiness and reducing stress.

How is Exercise Relaxing?

Well, it’s not really. Especially if you are just starting out or have taken a lot of time off any sort of workouts recently. Even when you are in a routine, the fact that it can be physically demanding is not everyone’s idea of relaxing. However, please keep in mind it’s not just the exercise itself that may be relaxing, it is the after-effects of the exercise that are beneficial.

Indirect Stress Reduction by Exercise

In addition to the biochemical effects that are a direct result of exercise, there are also many indirect benefits that some people actually find the most important. For example, people often report that a greater sense of relaxation can often lead to clear mind. I personally agree with this, and I actually find it helps me be more productive (and happy) at work.

Similarly, it is well known that exercise can improve your physical appearance. Although we definitely prioritize health outcomes, a better appearance can help boost your confidence. Many people don’t realize they have all the existing tools to succeed at their life goals until they develop the confidence to “go for it”. Whether it’s the confidence to make another positive lifestyle change, request a raise in salary, attempt a new technique at work, or become more socially active, confidence can really facilitate health and wellness.

What About Resistance Training?

We have talked a lot about how aerobic exercise promotes stress reduction, but what about lifting weights? Resistance training is definitely good for you and can for sure help reduce levels of stress, just not always to the same extent as aerobic training (e.g. running or cycling).

That being said, you can structure your resistance training in a manner that naturally combines aerobic training. Usually this is accomplished with multi-joint exercises, circuit training, incorporating some sort of aerobic activity, or simply performing more repetitions at a lower weight.

Summary

Simply put, exercise is one of the best ways to reduce stress. This has been proven scientifically, but is often overlooked. If you find yourself feeling stressed, want to make a lifestyle change that benefits your health, and perhaps even trim down a little bit, then we strongly encourage you to consider adding exercise to your daily or weekly routine. Even a little bit can go a long way!