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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –  Golf can be more than just a fun past time. A new study shows it could help you live longer.

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A review of more than 300 studies of the sport found golfing regularly reduces risk factors of heart disease and stroke.

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It can also improve strength and balance for older players.

Dr. Dominick King of the Cleveland Clinic recommends playing two and half hours a week without a cart!

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Sunscreen, hats and other precautions to prevent skin cancer are recommended.