PSYCHOLOGICAL

Healthy mind, healthy body. Golf provides mental wellbeing benefits, research highlights that golf can help individuals improve their confidence, self-esteem and anxiety levels.

Physical activity is a proven treatment for depression and anxiety.  It helps prevent anxiety, depression, and dementia.

Golf itself is known to provide a number of benefits for individuals with mental health issues, without any of the side-effects associated with medications.

  • Physical activity (such as golf) is known to be effective in treating mild-moderate depression
  • Regular golf can help reduce anxiety, improve confidence and boost self-esteem, all of which contribute to improved mental wellbeing
  • Further mental health effects require more research

References

The Relationships Between Golf and Health: A Scoping Review

Murray AD, Daines L, Archibald D, et al, The relationships between golf and health: a scoping review
Br J Sports Med Published Online First: 03 October 2016. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-096625

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