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Is Golf considered exercise?

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Some say golf isn't much exercise. I wore a heart monitor just to see how many calories I would burn in 4 hours of golf. I was shocked when my Polar indicated 1500+ calories. Heart rate never got above 135-140 but that surprised me. I used a golf cart since they build courses today so you have to take one. I miss the old tee to green courses where you could easily walk. What do you golf exercise????

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BUZYBEEDEBRA 6/18/2009 2:09PM

    I vote YES - it is exercise.

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KRISTYSMOM 6/17/2009 9:26PM

    riding a golf cart??? nahhh walking walking

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KIMBIE100 6/17/2009 7:00PM

    Sure! Why not? How many calories would your heart monitor show you burned in 4 hours being home, at work, wherever? Anything above your resting calorie burn per minute should indicate exercise to me. (Does that make sense?)

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