October 16, 2015

Elderly Japanese fitness is improving according to survey

Elderly Japanese exercising copyright peter hanami 2011
Picture: Elderly Japanese exercising 


" The physical fitness of elderly people in Japan is continuing to improve both for men and women, a survey for fiscal 2014 released Sunday by the sports ministry showed...Men aged 65-69 scored 42.56 and women aged 70-74 registered 39.05, also record highs...“The spread of exercise among elderly people will help reduce medical expenses,” another ministry official said."


Source: Japan Today
October 12th 2015
http://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/physical-fitness-of-elderly-in-japan-continues-to-improve-survey

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