Who would have know that golf is one of the new wonder drugs. It has the power to reduce chronic illness, improve healthy ageing, reduce loneliness, give people a sense of purpose and reduce the inactivity timebomb facing our nation.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of listening to the attached presentation by Dr William Bird from Intelligent Health. It was the most compelling and thought-provoking medical presentation I’ve ever witnessed. A wonder drug called FITERIX was introduced to us that has all the necessary ingredients to transform the health & wellbeing of our ageing popualtion.
During the presentation we all took part in a poll as to how much moderate exercise we had completed the day before. The audience of nearly 200 people were all asked to keep their hands up as Dr Bird kept increasing the number of hours achieved. Most people had their hand up at the 30 minute point. Half the people put their hand down at one hour. Only twenty people still had their hands up at the two hour mark. I was one of only six people left with their hands up as achieving more than three hours moderate exercise.
When asked to explain how I’d managed to fit so much exercise into my working day my reply was simple ” I play golf every day and support others to enjoy the game too”.
Here’s the link to Dr Bird’s full presentation. It’s the most compelling argumentation ever as to why GOLF FITERIX should be socially prescribed and made more accessible to families throughout the UK.
2 thoughts on “More Proof Why Golf Is A Wonder Drug”
Good morning Anthony
Thanks for this very interesting article, I am sorry we have not been able to meet up since our previous contact but I have had to focus my time & commitments on the 2 Sporting Memories Clubs I help lead in Leyland & Chorley plus the 2 Seniors Sports activities groups I run at my Church in Leyland and my involvement as a Dementia Friends Champion
So after consideration I had to decide that to get involved with another community initative would be too much at this time.
I follow your activities & progress with great interest & wish you all the very best for the future
Hi Keith. I fully understand. Sincere thanks for your continued endorsement of our project. I’m sure we’ll get the chance to meet up at some stage in the future when we come your way with our golf sessions. All the very best. Anthony