Last updated on Jun 18th, 2020 at 06:21 am

Healthy habits study

Can healthy habits determine fitness and health in the long term? This was the basis to a set of studies performed in Germany.

Researchers observed 243 women and 252 men of an average age of 45, between 1992 and 2010. Participants completed surveys, and underwent medical exams and fitness tests during this time.

Interesting study findings

According to professor Alexander Woll, head of the KIT Institute of Sports and Sport Science, the initial nutrition and physical exercise habits of the participants were found to affect their fitness in the following 18 years.

Stress and living a healthy life

Woll suggests that further development of stress management strategies may help improve nutrition habits.

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He also went on to report that initial habits concerning exercise and nutrition will influence physical fitness and health in a statistically significant way in the long term.

These study findings were reported in the journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise.

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Source: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology via ScienceDaily

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