World Masters Games (WMG) athletes have either pursued a physically active lifestyle for an extended period of time or have initiated exercise/sport in later life. This unique cohort of middle- to older-aged adults remains relatively uninvestigated with regards to various measures of health. With a need for multifaceted solutions to the obesity epidemic, investigating special populations such as those competing in sport at older ages may further the understanding of the nexus between aging, physical activity and obesity.
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise|
|Publication status||Published - May 2012|
DeBeliso, M., Walsh, J., Adams, K. J., Climstein, M., Heazlewood, I. T., Burke, S., & Kettunen, J. (2012). Body mass index of North American participants at the World Masters Games. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 44(5S), 267-267. . https://doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000417529.22755.ed