Navigation Links
The secret to fewer doctor office visits after 70 -- play high school sports
Date:12/29/2013

Seventy year olds who don't frequently visit the doctor have something unexpected in common most played high school sports. They were active on a team over 50 years ago and are more likely to be active into their late 70s.

The new study, titled "Fit in 50 Years," was published in BMC Public Health looked at what factors of behavior, background, and personality impact the healthfulness of men over 70. The study was conducted by researchers Brian Wansink PhD of Cornell University's Food and Brand Lab and Simone Dohle PhD of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich.

The study tracked 712 World War II veterans who were healthy as young men they had passed a rigorous physical exam when being screened for the militaryand surveyed them 50 years later at average of 78 years. The most surprising result was that those who had played a high school sport in the 1930s or early 1940s, reported visiting their doctor fewer times a year.

Also, the best predictor of whether a healthy young man would regularly exercise 50 years later was simply whether he had played a team or individual sport in high school. Many of those who played a high school sport were still active compared to those who didn't.

Decreased physical activity among youth is a rising concern in the US. Inactive children are more likely to be obese and suffer from mental and physical health problems. One way to further assess the importance of physical activity in children and adolescents is to look at the long-term impacts of physical activity on overall health and wellbeing, as this study did. The results emphasize the necessity of encouraging youths to regularly engage in athletic programs and other exercise activities such as swimming or dance. Physical activity programs are often hurt by budget cuts, leaving children with fewer or no opportunities to be active on a regular basis. This study provides evidence that can be used to inform schools, youth centers, and program funders about the long-term, hugely positive impact of providing opportunities for children and adolescents to engage in physical activities.


'/>"/>

Contact: Brian Wansink
wansink@cornell.edu
607-229-3896
Cornell Food & Brand Lab
Source:Eurekalert  

Related medicine news :

1. 5 Tips to Lose Stomach Fat Review Discloses the Secrets to Stubborn Belly Fat Removal
2. Fibroids Miracle Review Discloses the Secrets to Naturally Healing Fibroids
3. New Muscle Maximizer Review From ReviewedToday.org Looks at Secrets Behind Product's Success
4. Blood Pressure Reduction Guide Review
5. Secrets And Benefits Of Exposed By Tom Roye
6. Supreme Skin Reveals The Secret to Their Popular Anti-Aging Facial in Asheville, NC that Improves the Skin With Noninvasive Methods
7. Secret Society of Happy People Has 31 Winter Happiness Boosters to Replace Holiday Blues
8. Bikini Model Program Review
9. Secrets And Benefits Of This Program Exposed By Oprah Colstock From The Website - Vinamy
10. Cold Sore Freedom In 3 Days Review
11. Secrets And Benefits Of This Book Exposed By Barb Baker From The Website - HealthReviewCenter
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
The secret to fewer doctor office visits after 70 -- play high school sports
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... SpiritQuest Sedona Retreats, located in Arizona has re-located to ... vortex sites: Cathedral Rock, Airport Mesa, and Boynton Canyon. The new retreat center ... as well as the Sedona Rouge, both popular accommodations for SpiritQuest clients. The ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , ... June 23, 2016 , ... ... Supply Foundation, a not-for-profit organization responsible for clinical transfusion research programs and for ... for the Pathogen Reduction Evaluation and Predictive Analytical Rating Score (PREPAReS) study. ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... vcfo, a ... support, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mike Mackey to Regional Vice ... Manager where he was responsible for managing client projects and overseeing vcfo financial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... 2016 , ... SyncDog, Inc. , the leading ISV ... featured in the current issue of Silicon Review magazine. Silicon Review ... solutions and features them in their magazine. The magazine allows top-level executives to ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , ... June 23, 2016 , ... Representatives of CHA ... the newest member of their staff, Dr. Joshua J. Berger. As of May ... of the world-renowned facility. , Dr. Berger has received recognition for his research, his ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016   Pulmatrix, Inc ., (NASDAQ: ... innovative inhaled drugs, announced today that it was added ... reconstituted its comprehensive set of U.S. and global ... is an important milestone for Pulmatrix," said Chief Executive ... awareness of our progress in developing drugs for crucial ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Calif. , June 23, 2016 Any dentist ... many challenges of the current process. Many of them do ... of the technical difficulties and high laboratory costs involved. And ... to offer it at such a high cost that the ... it. Dr. Parsa Zadeh , founder of ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ANGELES , June 23, 2016 ... CAPR ), a biotechnology company focused ... therapeutics, today announced that patient enrollment in its ... in Duchenne) has exceeded 50% of its 24-patient ... enrollment in the third quarter of 2016, and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: