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Scotty’s Health Blog – Walking Golf

Skipping the cart and carrying or pulling your clubs can make a big healthy difference!

Thanks again to the Missouri Heart Center, give them a like on Facebook!

Here’s the article I was reading, I’m sure you can search and find out more about it…

PLAYING A GAME OF GOLF EQUIVALENT TO A WEEK’S WORTH OF EXERCISE: When you think of exercise you might not think of golf, but you should. Macmillan Cancer Support, a cancer charity in the U.K., says during a single round of golf, players walk four to eight miles, which would burn around 1,564 calories if you carry your own golf clubs. Since a round of golf equates to about 240 minutes of moderate intensive activity, it goes beyond the U.K. Department of Health’s recommendation that adults do at least 150 minutes of moderate intense activity per week. A previous study of 300,000 Swedish golfers found that they had a death rate 40 percent lower than for other people of the same sex, age, and socioeconomic status. (Daily Mail


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