Playing high school sports associated with better health and fitness in old age

Jan. 1, 2014, Huffington Post

If you played high-school sports, your future self may thank you.

A new study shows that playing sports in high school is a predictor of whether a man in his 70s will be fit and healthy.

The study, published in the journal BMC Public Health, shows that elderly men needed to visit their doctors fewer times a year if they played high school sports. Plus, men who played high school sports were more likely to exercise 50 years later than those who didn’t play high school sports. Continue reading