Endurance exercise and health-related quality of life in 50-65 year-old adults

Gerontologist. 1993 Dec;33(6):782-9. doi: 10.1093/geront/33.6.782.


Health-related quality of life was evaluated in relation to endurance exercise over the prior year for 194 previously sedentary, healthy men and women aged 50-65 using a posttest-only design. Three exercise regimens were studied that varied in format (class-based vs home-based) and intensity (higher vs lower). In all regimens, subjects who participated more had better physical health 12 months after program initiation (p values < .05); no differences were observed in general psychological well-being. Extent of participation, rather than format or intensity of exercise, was associated with better physical health in this population.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Female
  • Health*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Physical Endurance*
  • Quality of Life*