Get­ting golf fit

Today's Golfer (UK) - - First Tee -

Want to reach your 10,000 steps a day? Get down the golf course, says Macmil­lan Cancer Sup­port. While it’s true that golf is not the most phys­i­cal ex­ert­ing sport, you can still burn plenty of calo­ries to jus­tify that ba­con bap or pasty at the half­way house.

Dur­ing a sin­gle round of golf, the cancer char­ity es­ti­mates that play­ers walk between four to eight miles, tak­ing an av­er­age of 13,234 steps every time, and – when car­ry­ing golf clubs – burn­ing 1,564 calo­ries. Slav­ing away for 18 holes also amounts to 240 min­utes of mod­er­ate in­ten­sity ac­tiv­ity. Now if that’s not worth an ex­tra pint in the bar af­ter­wards, we don’t know what is!

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