We all know that golf is a good exercise whatever your age. Studies now show that older women profit the most from regular exercise. Benefits include fewer falls which lead to bone fractures or other serious injuries.
One in three adults over the age of 65 fall. This is the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries to the elderly.
“It is useful to train a little bit harder and intensively so that your physical functioning really improves,” said Saija Karinkanta, a scientist at the UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research in Tampere, Finland. “After that, you can maintain the benefits with lighter, less intensive exercise.”