The research for healthy benefits in golf
The Undersecretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care welcomed the health benefits of golf this week. The “Golf and Health” project is driven by R & A and seeks to provide information on the many and varied health benefits and wellbeing of golf and how these can be achieved by people of both sexes, ages and backgrounds.
The executive director of the Golf and Health Project, Dr Roger Hawkes, added: “It is clear that golf has overall health benefits and research has shown that it provides moderate intensity physical activity with key benefits, including improvements in life expectancy, cholesterol levels and body composition, and decreases the risk of over 40 major chronic diseases.
“Golf is an inclusive sport that allows people of all ages and abilities to play together, and further research demonstrates benefits on muscle strength, functional ability and balance by bringing golf to the potential of a sport that improves quality of life for all ages. “
The “Golf and Health” project, supported by the World Golf Foundation, which includes the main golf clubs of the world including The R & A, USGA, LPGA and European Tour, has worked hard to show the health benefits of this sport, both physically and mentally.
The project sought to increase awareness of the health benefits of golf in order to increase participation among golfers and non-golfers, improve the public image of this sport by seeking funds and / or government support for the growth of this sport.