Inchora Health attend the 7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health

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The 7th Congress of the International Society for Physical Activity and Health took place from the 15th – 17th of October in London and Inchora Health were invited to attend.

The biennial scientific meeting is widely regarded as the world’s flagship physical activity and public health event attended by more than 1,000 delegates from 60 countries.

Evidence linking golf and health, commissioned by the World Golf Foundation and supported by the R&A, was presented at the event. The evidence linked golf with the prevention of a range of health issues including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancer of the breast and colon.

The scientific consensus for golf is evidenced in research led by the University of Edinburgh and published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Findings reveal that playing golf is associated with a range of physical and mental health benefits, and further collaborative efforts to improve access for the sport are needed.

Timothy Dodd, Managing Director of Inchora Health, has previously worked with the PGA European Tour and specifically with the European Tour Performance Institute. Tim was instrumental in putting together the health screening program for players, caddies and staff of the ET and so was invited to attend to share his experience and knowledge.

 

Steve Brine, Minister for Public Health and Primary Care, said;

“Physical activity of any type comes with a range of physical, social and mental benefits. For some, golf can be a great way to stay active and there’s growing evidence about ways the sport can help those living with long term conditions such as Parkinson’s and dementia. And for those who haven’t discovered their favourite sport yet it’s never too late to get inspired, connect with people and improve your wellbeing.

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