Playing golf can add five years to your life

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Peo­ple who play golf could live five years longer than those who don’t ac­cord­ing to new re­search from Scot­land.

Sci­en­tists in Ed­in­burgh claimed the sport was help­ful in pre­vent­ing 40 dif­fer­ent chronic dis­eases as well as of­fer­ing im­proved men­tal health. Re­searchers re­viewed 5,000 stud­ies into golf and found while it had health ben­e­fits for peo­ple of all ages, the gains were more pro­nounced among older play­ers.

Golf was seen to aid bal­ance and im­prove mus­cle strength but was also found likely to im­prove car­dio­vas­cu­lar, res­pi­ra­tory and meta­bolic health.

Dr. Andrew Mur­ray, from the phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity for health re­search cen­ter at Ed­in­burgh Univer­sity, said Wed­nes­day that reg­u­lar golf can help play­ers beat of­fi­cial rec­om­mended lev­els for phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity.

“Ev­i­dence sug­gests golfers live longer than non-golfers, en­joy­ing im­prove­ments in choles­terol lev­els, body com­po­si­tion, well­ness,

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