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Stover Women in Golf Charter
Stover Golf Club
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Health Benefits of Golf
People who play golf live longer, a major study has found, as it shows the game helps prevent 40 major chronic diseases. Researchers reviewed 5,000 studies into golf and wellbeing and found the sport has physical and mental health benefits for people of all ages and can even increase life expectancy by five years. Balance and muscle endurance in older people are improved by playing golf and it is also likely to improve cardiovascular, respiratory and metabolic health. Golfing could also help those who suffer chronic diseases including heart disease, type2 diabetes, colon / breast cancer and stroke, as well as helping reduce the risk of anxiety, depression and dementia researchers found.
Lead researcher Dr Andrew Murray, from the physical activity for health research centre at the University of Edinburgh, said “Evidence suggests golfers live longer than non-golfers, enjoying improvements in cholesterol levels, body composition, wellness, self-esteem and self-worth. Given the sport can be played by the very young to the very old, this demonstrates a wide variety of health benefits for people of all ages.” Dr Murray also said “We have to get away from the idea golf’s only a rich man’s sport – 78 percent of the courses across the world are available for the public to play on, not just members.”
The findings were published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.