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Thursday, February 13, 2020

It Took 10 Years to Prove Light Exercise Is Good for You?

Elliot Heath writing for Golf Monthly:
The 10-year study by the Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Institute looked at 5,900 people over the age of 65 who had yearly clinical exams and visits every six months. 
Of the 5,900 people, 384 played golf once a week and that group had an 8% lower death rate than the non-golfers.
My first thought was to put on my cynic hat and say, "Well, of course getting some exercise every week helps you live longer." However, after digging into the article itself, something that's not as common as you would think in a banner headline world, the research goes on to have a few good points on why golf is superior to other types of weekly exercise.

You might have to leave the golf cart at the pro shop to see the full benefits, however.

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