If you've never golfed a game in your life, this recent news may inspire you to hit the links. According to a recent Swedish study, golfers have a life expectancy that's five years longer than non-golfers. Amazing, isn't it? I mean we all know that golfing is great for your health because it reduces stress, and all that walking the 18 holes (instead of riding in the cart) is a moderate workout. Could golf be the fountain of youth?
This study also found that players with a low handicap (ones who are good golfers), have a lower death rate. It could be because in order to get really good at the game you have to play a lot, but researchers think it's the actual game, not just the regular exercise, that offers these life-lengthening benefits. This sounds like a great reason to set up a tee time.