Playing golf releases endorphins, a chemical that our brain makes even during light exercise. This helps you reduce stress and relax, which benefits your physical health. Reducing stress and anxiety eases your heart, your mind, and even helps prevent degenerative disorders that may arise later in life. Being outdoors, interacting and socializing with others, takes your mind off the things that stress you out. The beautiful scenery of the golf course, the fresh air, and the sunlight are all pleasing and relaxing aspects of playing a round of golf. It’s like taking a hike in nature, but less intense. You even get to play a game while you’re at it!