FOUN­TAIN OF YOUTH

If you’re over 50 and strug­gling with in­juries, help has ar­rived in the form of

Golf Monthly - - Your View -

Golf is a game en­joyed by ev­ery­one from teenagers to pen­sion­ers, but some have sadly had to give up the sport they love be­cause of de­bil­i­tat­ing in­juries, par­tic­u­larly as they get older.

A re­cent re­port from the Na­tional Golf Foun­da­tion es­ti­mates that 35 per cent of those play­ing golf in the UK are 50 years old or over. Suzanne Clark – a phys­io­ther­a­pist with more than 30 years of ex­pe­ri­ence and some­one well versed in the biome­chan­ics of the sport – de­cided to write Play Golf For­ever to show over 50s how to stay fit and healthy.

The book in­cludes a host of ex­er­cises and spe­cific tech­niques aimed at re­duc­ing the chance of in­jury. From the age of 30, your mus­cles lose up to one per cent of mus­cle mass a year, but this process can be slowed down dra­mat­i­cally if you take the right steps. Clark’s easy-to-fol­low ex­er­cises are split into three cat­e­gories: mus­cle power, flex­i­bil­ity and bal­ance.

If you’re keen to ex­tend your golf­ing longevity by un­der­stand­ing what to do to keep your body healthy, look no fur­ther than Play Golf For­ever. £12.99; panorama­press.com

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