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We explore the health benefits of golf

Golf is one of the most popular sports in the world and here at TraffordCity we're very lucky to have the north's leading driving range and golf centre at Trafford Golf Centre. And not to mention the family fun at Dino Falls Adventure Golf just next door.

The sport is popular with good reason as it offers a whole host of health benefits for people of any age and ability.

Golf & Health are a project who shine a light on the health benefits of golf and we've taken a look at their findings.

Here's what they have to say...

Simply put, golfers live longer, have better overall physical health, and gain wellness/ mental health benefits. These associations are likely due to the golden combination of walking, muscular activity, and social interaction (amongst other factors). So whether you’re young or old; a scratch golfer or have never picked up a club before, there are now even more reasons to head to your nearest course!

  • Physical benefits include: improved cardiovascular risk-factor profiles; improved blood-glucose levels; and increased life expectancy
  • Psychological benefits include: improved self-esteem, improved confidence, and reduced anxiety
  • Golf also provides a great opportunity for developing interpersonal skills, emotional control, and enhancing social connections

Physical benefits

  • Physical activity such as golf reduces the risk of a whole host of major killers – heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and more!
  • Golf is known to improve risk factors for diseases, including blood-glucose levels, cholesterol, and body composition
  • Golf may help reduce the risk of falls and help older people live independently
  • The real golden ticket? Golf is linked to 5-years extra life!

    Mental wellbeing

Healthy mind, healthy body. Golf provides mental wellbeing benefits, research highlights that golf can help individuals improve their confidence, self-esteem and anxiety levels.

Physical activity is a proven treatment for depression and anxiety. It helps prevent anxiety, depression, and dementia.

Golf itself is known to provide a number of benefits for individuals with mental health issues, without any of the side-effects associated with medications.

  • Physical activity (such as golf) is known to be effective in treating mild-moderate depression
  • Regular golf can help reduce anxiety, improve confidence and boost self-esteem, all of which contribute to improved mental wellbeing
    • Golf is known to boost self-identity and social connections
    • Golf provides an opportunity to interact and connect with people of all ages
    • So, what are you waiting for? Head over to Trafford Golf Centre and find out more!

everyone can enjoy the health benefits of golf

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