You hear the lectures. Or at least you USED to. By now you’re probably tuning them right out.
Everyone insists you need to exercise. And you know they’re right. But time and motivation are a premium. And let’s face it, the nagging just doesn’t help.
Well, the last thing I want to do is hassle you too. And I certainly don’t have any intention of standing between you and doing the things you love.
But I AM going to let you in on a little secret.
It’s a way to get some of that all-important “exercise” but without the blood, sweat, tears, and sore muscles that often go with it. In fact, I promise you will actually ENJOY this activity.
Just play golf.
It’s not just a fun and easy way to get out and keep moving. New research reveals that this simple activity… already loved by millions… can ALSO slash the risk of…
- heart attack
And you don’t even have to play it very often to start reaping benefits.
How golf slashes risks and saves lives
If horse racing is the sport of kings, then golf is the sport of presidents. Republican or Democrat, they all seem to love it.
Over the past half century, only one president… Jimmy Carter… didn’t play golf. The rest of them hit the links every chance they could… some a whole lot more than others.
But the great thing about golf is you don’t have to be a president to play it. You don’t even have to join a club, as many communities have perfectly fine public courses enjoyed by thousands every year.
And if you play just once a month or more, the new study finds you could cut your own risk of some of today’s leading killers.
Over 10 years, the folks who enjoyed golf had a lower risk of both heart attack and stroke. And that, in turn, led to a lower risk of death.
Over that same decade, one in four of the seniors who DIDN’T play golf died… compared to just 15 percent of the golfers.
The surprising secret to glowing health
Since golf isn’t very intense, the researchers don’t think the benefit came from “exercise” in the usual sense.
Instead they believe it was more the whole package. The golfers were up… on their feet… outside… and moving. And all of that is really good for your health.
Plus, golf has another element to it that makes it even better. It’s a social game.
When folks play golf, they hang out and chew the fat with friends. And studies have shown those kinds of simple social interactions play a vital role in senior health. They send your happiness level… and health… soaring.
Of course, don’t let one golf game a month be your only activity. It’s good to get out and get moving a little each day for even more protection against heart problems, chronic disease, and an early death.
But you STILL don’t have to join a gym or do anything that makes you miserable. Just go for a walk, work in the garden, or even play with the grandkids. If it keeps you moving it cuts your risks.