Recreation

Golfing on the Brain

Golfing On the Brain

Playing a round of golf on any one of the many outstanding courses in Montana benefits the brain and body just as much as any of the other outdoor activities. Walking and swinging a club increases blood flow, improving nerve cell connections in your brain, which in turn improves strategic thinking and hand-eye coordination. You burn around 1000 calories per round, a little less if you are using a cart, a little more if you are walking. Also, focusing on that little white ball both near and far improves vision by working the eye muscles.

Idaho Park N Ski Yurt
Photo by Natalie Bartley

Plan A Park N’ Ski Adventure

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Winter in Idaho means outdoor adventures. Yearly, Nordic skiers and snowshoes traverse 180 miles of groomed trails and numerous un-groomed trails originating from Park N’ Ski trail systems in four regions. The Idaho Department of Park and Recreation (IDPR) provides plowed parking lots and trailheads with information kiosks and vault toilets. By NATALIE BARTLEY