Body mass index of North American participants at the World Masters Games

Mark DeBeliso, Joe Walsh, Kent J. Adams, Mike Climstein, Ian Timothy Heazlewood, Stephen Burke, Jyrki Kettunen

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1221
Pages (from-to)267-267
Number of pages1
JournalMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Issue number5S
Publication statusPublished - May 2012

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