Live longer, play golf

A famous quote attributed to novelist Mark Twain states that “golf is a good walk spoiled”. However, research from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden would suggest that the long term health benefits of playing golf by no means have a spoiling effect.

Of course, I’d say that if golfers use carts as opposed to walking 18 holes, the effects would be minimised, but it makes sense that walking a decent sized golf course would be an excellent opportunity for fitness. Makes me more motivated to stick to my personal goal to try and get out for a round every weekend.

(Source: Daily Telegraph)

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2 Responses

  1. playing would lead to wrist and elbow injury as well just have stretching and proper warm up to decrease the possibility of injury.. 😉

  2. Couldn’t agree more…:) Hopefully enough weekend hackers know to stretch and think about their swing a bit so they minimise such risks.

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