Playing golf may help older adults live longer, study says

(CNN)President Trump has spent more than 260 days at one of his golf clubs during his first three years in office as of February 2, according to CNN's tally.

Now he can rest easy knowing that time hasn't gone to waste, according to preliminary research, which found that playing golf at least once a month can lower older adults' risk of premature death.
Golf is played by nearly 25 million people in the US, according to the National Golf Foundation.
It's also one of the most popular sports among older people in many countries, which is why the study's authors at the Zeenat Qureshi Stroke Institute say it's an option for older adults who want to add physical activity in their lives.
"The intensity level of the activity is such that it can be maintained for a longer period of time, and it's something that maintains the interest of the individuals so people can continue it on a regular basis," said Dr. Adnan Qureshi, the study's lead author and neurology professor at the University of Missouri.
The complete findings will be presented later in February at the American Stroke Association International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles.

Why golf can improve your health

To test whether regularly playing golf reduced the risk of heart attack, stroke and/or death among senior adults, the researchers analyzed data from the