I recently read an interesting study on how coronavirus affects our mental health. This US study is quite shocking:
- The 2020 participants were 8x as likely to screen positive for serious mental illness – 28%, compared to 3.4% in the 2018 survey.
- The vast majority of the 2020 participants, 70%, met the criteria for moderate to serious mental illness, compared with 22% in 2018.
- Younger adults ages 18 to 44 have experienced a 10x increase in serious mental distress compared with 2018.
- Meanwhile, adults 60 and older had the smallest increases in serious mental health issues.
Golf & Health says
“Golf provides mental wellbeing benefits, research highlights that golf can help individuals improve their confidence, self-esteem, and anxiety levels.”
I have shared this with you to better understand why the QHotels initiative is so useful.
Since the reopening on 13th May, almost 5000 golfers teed off across QHotels’ nine 18-hole courses – managed by Almarose Hotel & Resorts.
The golf courses at the QHotels’ venues include
- Belton Woods, in Grantham, Lincolnshire;
- Dunston Hall, in Norwich;
- Oulton Hall, in Leeds;
- Slaley Hall, in Hexham, Northumberland;
- Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, in Shropshire; and
- DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort, in Brigg.
The CEO of Almarose Hotels & Resorts, Richard Moore, said
“We estimate golfers at our venues in the past week have walked in the region of 30 million yards and burnt nearly 7 million calories.
Just imagine those numbers multiplied across the whole country and the health benefits involved!”
Wellness & public health
As a result of the coronavirus epidemic I am expecting the wellness services’ popularity will continue to grow. The Global Wellness Institute says
“The $4.2 trillion economy of wellness is fast-growing, resilient, and pervasive. The forces driving consumers to spend on wellness are sufficiently strong that wellness industry growth around the world has been robust and has exceeded GDP growth (even in years in which the global economy shrank).
Wellness services can help address the rising global health epidemic, improve public health.