Golf reaps health benefits, study finds



It is a sport with many detractors, most notably Mark Twain, who intoned “golf is a good walk spoiled”.
But now its supporters have been vindicated after Scottish scientists found that getting out on the course is likely to increase life expectancy as well as help prevent chronic diseases and improve mental health for people of all ages, genders and backgrounds,
The study, by researchers at the University of Edinburgh, also found golf can help players meet and exceed minimum government recommendations for moderate to vigorous physical activity – with golfers typically burning a minimum of... read more

 
6 October 2016 in Health, Views: 46
Source: Scotsman
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