Body composition and physical fitness in a cohort of US military medical students

Sarah D. Mitchell, Richard Eide, Cara H. Olsen, Mark Stephens

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Medical school requires that students balance academic schedules with other lifestyle demands, including nutrition, physical fitness, and wellness. We retrospectively reviewed trends in body composition and physical fitness of a cohort of military medical students attending the Uniformed Services University. Although students were able to maintain muscular endurance and body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, as measured by a timed 1.5-mile run, declined significantly over a 2-yr period.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)165-167
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Medicine
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

Fingerprint

Physical Fitness
Body Composition
Medical Students
Students
Medical Schools
Life Style
Appointments and Schedules

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Family Practice
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

Cite this

Mitchell, Sarah D. ; Eide, Richard ; Olsen, Cara H. ; Stephens, Mark. / Body composition and physical fitness in a cohort of US military medical students. In: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2008 ; Vol. 21, No. 2. pp. 165-167.
@article{294a264b1a064fd089653b890b7d3c62,
title = "Body composition and physical fitness in a cohort of US military medical students",
abstract = "Medical school requires that students balance academic schedules with other lifestyle demands, including nutrition, physical fitness, and wellness. We retrospectively reviewed trends in body composition and physical fitness of a cohort of military medical students attending the Uniformed Services University. Although students were able to maintain muscular endurance and body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, as measured by a timed 1.5-mile run, declined significantly over a 2-yr period.",
author = "Mitchell, {Sarah D.} and Richard Eide and Olsen, {Cara H.} and Mark Stephens",
year = "2008",
month = "3",
day = "1",
doi = "10.3122/jabfm.2008.02.070194",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "21",
pages = "165--167",
journal = "Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine",
issn = "1557-2625",
publisher = "American Board of Family Medicine",
number = "2",

}

Body composition and physical fitness in a cohort of US military medical students. / Mitchell, Sarah D.; Eide, Richard; Olsen, Cara H.; Stephens, Mark.

In: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, Vol. 21, No. 2, 01.03.2008, p. 165-167.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Body composition and physical fitness in a cohort of US military medical students

AU - Mitchell, Sarah D.

AU - Eide, Richard

AU - Olsen, Cara H.

AU - Stephens, Mark

PY - 2008/3/1

Y1 - 2008/3/1

N2 - Medical school requires that students balance academic schedules with other lifestyle demands, including nutrition, physical fitness, and wellness. We retrospectively reviewed trends in body composition and physical fitness of a cohort of military medical students attending the Uniformed Services University. Although students were able to maintain muscular endurance and body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, as measured by a timed 1.5-mile run, declined significantly over a 2-yr period.

AB - Medical school requires that students balance academic schedules with other lifestyle demands, including nutrition, physical fitness, and wellness. We retrospectively reviewed trends in body composition and physical fitness of a cohort of military medical students attending the Uniformed Services University. Although students were able to maintain muscular endurance and body composition, cardiorespiratory endurance, as measured by a timed 1.5-mile run, declined significantly over a 2-yr period.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=41549148235&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=41549148235&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.3122/jabfm.2008.02.070194

DO - 10.3122/jabfm.2008.02.070194

M3 - Article

C2 - 18343867

AN - SCOPUS:41549148235

VL - 21

SP - 165

EP - 167

JO - Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

JF - Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine

SN - 1557-2625

IS - 2

ER -