Does organized sport participation during youth predict healthy habits in adulthood? A 28 year longitudinal study

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Does organized sport participation during youth predict healthy habits in adulthood? A 28 year longitudinal study:

Recorded 21st July 2016

Does organized sport participation during youth predict healthy habits in adulthood

Contributors

Author: Palomäki M. Hirvensalo K. Smith O. Raitakari S. Männistö N. Hutri‐Kähönen T. Tammelin

Publisher: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine

Date: 2018

Geographic Coverage: Europe

Type of Resource: Research

Sector/setting: Longitudinal Research Study

Vulnerable groups: Children, Young People

Developed with children and young people? Not specified

Type of participation: Unknown

Availability: Restricted Access

Keywords: Health behaviours, Longitudinal, Physical activity, Sport, Youth

Introduction

Participants who were active in youth sport in both 1983 and 1986 had almost two times greater odds of having three or four healthy habits in adulthood than those who were not active at both time points.

Health behaviours in youth can predict the same behaviours later in life, but the role of sport participation in predicting healthy lifestyle habits is unclear.

This study aimed to investigate the association between participation in organized youth sport and adult healthy lifestyle habits.