Navigation Links
With Age, Focus on Body Shifts From Appearance to Function
Date:8/5/2011

ed (as opposed to appearance), at the outset most were either dissatisfied or neutral. After the program ended, the average response was ''almost a little satisfied'' with body functioning, Umstattd said.

Gender seemed to influence older people's views on their bodies. Men thought that having a body work well was more important than women did, and men also cared less about appearance than did women, the researchers found.

Overall, greater improvements in satisfaction with body function were associated with younger age, better health at the outset of the program, reduced body mass and greater amount of physical activity.

Previous research has linked declines in body function with reduced self-esteem and identity, the researcher said. And this study confirmed that as satisfaction with appearance and function grew, symptoms of depression declined. But the mental-health boost was even greater with perceived gains in bodily function than with changes in appearance, the study found.

Whites were more likely than blacks to report greater satisfaction with body functioning and appearance at the study's conclusion. The reasons for this were unclear but might be because the whites tended to have more room for improvement, the study said.

The overall study findings make sense to Colin Milner, founder of the International Council on Active Aging.

"You may not be as vain as you were before," he said of older exercisers. With age, many people come to appreciate that their body is functioning well. They are likely to say: "It is more important that I am able to get up and walk and play with my grandkids than my overall appearance," he said.

And even if you are still carrying a few extra pounds, he said, you are probably happier ''because you are able to do what you want to do."

More information

For more on active aging, visit the International
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Obesity counseling should focus on neurobehavioral processes, not personal choice, researchers say
2. Refocusing the boom in biomarker research
3. Sex on Six Legs is focus of UC Riverside biologists book
4. R&D collaboration focuses on new system for measuring and improving human vision
5. New IUPUI Center for Urban Health focuses on half the worlds population
6. New Memory Theory Focuses on Brain-Wave Levels
7. New Guidelines Put Focus on Vitamin D Deficiency
8. The future of wireless body area networks is the focus of a June 19-20 workshop at WPI
9. Medicare payment adjustments -- focus of new IOM report releasing June 1
10. More focus needed on mental health triage in disaster preparedness, Johns Hopkins bioethicists urge
11. Altruistic decision making focus of NIDAs Addiction Science Award
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
With Age, Focus on Body Shifts From Appearance to Function
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 A new study of ... the impact of stress on metabolism after eating a high-fat ... from a fast food restaurant, about 930 calories and 60 ... 20 minutes every hour for 7 hours, conducting the study ... who had experienced a stressful event in their lives during ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S., according to ... conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center ... Yeshiva University . The study, published online today in ... also found that the risk of fatal drug-induced allergic ... and that such deaths increased significantly in the U.S. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Elevate , the latest product ... in and out of the gym by providing natural ingredients ... attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. , ... reason most people simply just don’t have the ability to ... at work, getting the motivation to finish a project, or ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 With ... viral strains emerging every day, it’s a perfect ... The EnviroShield system is an electro-static disinfectant ... applications to surface normally missed with spray-on disinfectant ... nozzle that adds an electrostatic negative charge to ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... (PRWEB) September 30, 2014 Bifidobacteria, the ... with age, poor diet, and stress, so a high ... Each capsule of Ultimate Flora™ Men’s Complete ... cultures from 7 Bifidobacteria strains to support a healthy ... to build up, and 32 billion cultures from 7 ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:NutriGold Urges Every Woman To Read a Recent Study About Diet and Stress 2Health News:NutriGold Urges Every Woman To Read a Recent Study About Diet and Stress 3Health News:Comprehensive Study of allergic deaths in US finds medications are main culprit 2Health News:Elevate: Review Exposes Blue Star Nutraceutical’s Latest Supplement for Ultimate Brain Function, Focus, and Energy 2Health News:Columbus Janitorial Company Announces New Disinfecting System for your workplace 2Health News:ReNew Life Introduces Ultimate Flora™ Men’s Complete Probiotic 90 Billion—Comprehensive Probiotic Support Just for Men 2
... WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 Following is a statement,by Daniel ... his last budget, the president had an opportunity to ... nation,s No. 1 killer,and costliest disease. Instead, his proposal ... cure. We,re making steady progress in combating heart,disease and ...
... precisely which bugs in the gut are involved in which ... bugs living in seven members of the same Chinese family. ... and trillions live symbiotically inside the human body. Different people ... them. , The makeup of each persons gut microflora ...
... West Pharmaceutical,Services, Inc. (NYSE: WST ) today ... Executive Officer, and William Federici, Chief,Financial Officer, will be ... 3:00 p.m. on February 11, 2008 in New York ... will be posted on the,investor link of the Company,s ...
... Compliance Corp. (OTC,Bulletin Board: SCOM) ("Sharps" or the ... small quantity generators of medical,waste, today announced that ... Officer, will present at the RedChip Small-Cap Investor,Conference ... approximately,10:10 a.m. MST (12:10 p.m. EST) on Thursday, ...
... LAKE FOREST, Ill., Feb. 5 BIOSAFE Laboratories, ... and Glycemion, the,United States distributor, have announced the ... use in schools to help identify diabetic and,pre-diabetic ... a two-part process comprised of an immediate fasting ...
... Rapid Growth, WAYNE, Pa., Feb. 5 ... communications,platform specifically designed for the biomedical research community,announced ... of myBW (or myBioWizard), a,unique personalization tool available ... now provides biomedical researchers access to approximately,half a ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Statement by Daniel W. Jones, M.D., American Heart Association President on President Bush's FY 2009 Budget Proposal 2Health News:Bug guts map brings scientists closer to understanding different bugs' role in the body 2Health News:Bug guts map brings scientists closer to understanding different bugs' role in the body 3Health News:West Pharmaceutical Services to Present at the 2008 UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference 2Health News:Sharps Compliance Corp. to Present at the RedChip Small-Cap Investor Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona 2Health News:BIOSAFE Labs and Glycemion to Provide Free Diabetes Risk Assessment Kits to U.S. School Children 2Health News:BioWizard Offers Conference Abstracts with the Launch of myBW 2Health News:BioWizard Offers Conference Abstracts with the Launch of myBW 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... Sept. 30, 2014  Alimera Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic ... million advance from Hercules Technology Growth Capital, Inc. (NYSE: ... second and final advance under the Loan and Security ... Kingdom , Alimera Sciences Limited, entered into with ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... 2014 Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: ... the company,s Bridgewater, New Jersey ... and Drug Administration (FDA) relating to an inspection in ... Sculptra Aesthetic injectable, which was divested to Galderma S.A. ... of Valeant,s contract manufacturers (rather than Valeant,s own internal ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... Sept. 30, 2014  Based on its recent ... & Sullivan recognizes Ventana Medical Systems, Inc. (Ventana), ... 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for ... along with a focus on innovation and improving ... in tissue-based cancer diagnostic solutions for patients worldwide. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Alimera Sciences Receives $25 Million Advance from Hercules Technology Growth Capital 2Valeant Pharmaceuticals' Bridgewater Location Receives Warning Letter From FDA 2Frost & Sullivan applauds the diversity of Ventana products and services for the cancer diagnostics market 2Frost & Sullivan applauds the diversity of Ventana products and services for the cancer diagnostics market 3Frost & Sullivan applauds the diversity of Ventana products and services for the cancer diagnostics market 4
... launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors -- HONG KONG, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- ... ... if (typeof(lpUnit)==,undefined,) var lpUnit=,PRN,; ... var shortURL = ""; BitlyCB.alertResponse = function(data) { var s = ,; var first_result; ...
... Oct. 25 Stereotaxis, Inc. (Nasdaq: STXS ) announced ... quarter ended September 30, 2010, on Monday, November 1, ... will host a conference call and webcast on Monday, ... discuss the Company,s third quarter results and corporate developments. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 2Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 3Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 4Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 5Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 6Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 7Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 8Global Sources launches integrated, multi-channel offerings for three fast-growing export sectors 9Stereotaxis Announces Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call 2Stereotaxis Announces Third Quarter 2010 Earnings Release Date and Conference Call 3
... Two Large Working Channels; 33 cm Working ... is the smallest ureteroscope with two large ... The ACMI MICRO-6 Ureteroscope reduces patient trauma ... or no dilation or general anesthesia. It ...
Smooth, contoured visual obturator provides less traumatic insertion through the urethra and into the bladder....
Semi-Rigid Ureteroscope...
... features a tip diameter of only ... up/down angulation range of 180 for ... areas.,For improved observation, a new optical ... reusable 11.7Fr (3.9mm) sheath dilator, 0.035" ...
Medicine Products: