Golf as exercise?
Well, let's be fair. Some of them do walk, all the 18 holes!
But how much walking is that? Does it total the 10,000 steps a day that was recommended as part of a general physical activity program?
The good news. . . for the walkers. A study of 42 healthy volunteers, 12 men and 30 women, aged 30 to 80, showed that most subjects exceeded the 10,000 steps during a typical 18-hole round of golf. Despite the suggestion from previous research that questioned the intensity of golf in the context of exercise, the study indicated that golf contributes considerably to a daily program of physical activity.