PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Golf can be more than just a fun past time. A new study shows it could help you live longer.READ MORE: Philadelphia Students Finding Comfort In Rec Centers Again Amid Gun Violence Epidemic
A review of more than 300 studies of the sport found golfing regularly reduces risk factors of heart disease and stroke.READ MORE: 'I Thought I Was Done': Residents Of Trevose Mobile Home Park Pick Up The Pieces After EF-3 Tornado
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!MORE NEWS: Pirates' Crowe, 2 Relievers 1-Hit Phillies, End 4-Game Skid
Sunscreen, hats and other precautions to prevent skin cancer are recommended.