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