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Physical activity accrued whilst golf caddying

Carter, Sophie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2815-7360, Beaumont, Alexander ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5773-6356 and Sorbie, Graeme (2023) Physical activity accrued whilst golf caddying. International Journal of Golf Science, 11 (1). pp. 1-9.

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Golf caddies are involved in golf at all levels of the game; however, little research has considered the physical activity (PA) accrued working in this profession. Importantly, the PA from playing golf can improve aspects of health; therefore, caddying may provide a PA that elicits similar benefits. This study, therefore, assessed the PA accrued whilst golf caddying. Eleven male caddies wore a PA monitor for 7-days and recorded time spent caddying while walking the 18-hole course at Carnoustie Golf Links, Scotland. Per day, caddies spent 224 minutes (58%) of their time caddying in light-intensity PA and 115 minutes (30%) of their time caddying in moderate-to-vigorous PA, accumulating 15480±4089 steps. Caddying accumulates enough moderate-to-vigorous PA across a week to exceed current PA guidelines, and the step count accrued is classified as highly active. Caddying can provide PA that has the potential to provide health benefits.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QP Physiology
School/Department: School of Science, Technology and Health
URI: https://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/7884

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