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

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

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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 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Family Practice

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