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Golf is Good for Your Health!
It is common knowledge that playing golf can help keep a person healthy.  Multiple articles point to studies highlighting what kinds of health benefits a golfer can expect from hitting the links.  As expected, the findings support the basic premise that golf is good!
In an article by Becky Sauers posted on Tallahassee.com, research conducted by Neil Wolkodoff of the Rose Center for Health and Sports Sciences (Denver, Colo.), ‘shows roughly 720 calories were burned playing an average 9-hole round carrying the bag. Utilizing a pull cart, golfers burn 710 calories, golfers walking with a caddie burn 610 calories and golfers riding in a golf cart burn 411 calories on average.'
In related golf/health news, it has been reported that ‘the death rate for golfers is 40 percent lower than for other people of the same age, sex, & socioeconomic status.  This equates to a 5-year increase in life expectancy for regular golfers. Further studies show that burning 2,500 calories a week can greatly reduce the risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer.' As such, it is easy to see how playing more rounds of golf can factor into a healthy lifestyle.


Another factor related to golf indicates that the golfers who took pull carts generally posted lower scores on average. Lower scores, lower handicaps, and better health! Keep playing golf!

I hope to see you on the links soon! TC