Navigation Links
Gardening gives older adults benefits like hand strength and self esteem
Date:2/3/2009

Researchers at Kansas State University already have shown that gardening can offer enough moderate physical activity to keep older adults in shape.

In research to be published in February in the journal HortScience, the researchers discovered that among the other health benefits of gardening is keeping older hands strong and nimble.

"One of the things we found is that older adults who are gardeners have better hand strength and pinch force, which is a big concern as you age," said Candice Shoemaker, K-State professor of horticulture.

Shoemaker is part of a small team of K-State researchers studying the ways in which gardening affects the health of older adults. She works with Mark Haub, associate professor of human nutrition, and Sin-Ae Park, a research associate in horticulture who earned her doctorate in horticulture from K-State in December 2007.

The research appearing in HortScience in February comes from a study that assessed 15 areas of health in older adults, from both those who garden and those who don't. The researchers looked at measurements like bone mineral density, sleep quality, physical fitness, hand strength and psychological well-being.

"We found that with gardening tasks older adults can, among other things, improve their hand strength and self-esteem at the same time," Park said.

Although Shoemaker said that differences between gardeners and non-gardeners showed up in a few health assessments like hand strength, overall physical health and self esteem, results from some of the other areas were more ambiguous.

"If we had a larger sample I think we would see more health differences between those who garden and those who don't, including in areas like sleep quality and life satisfaction," she said.

The results about the positive impact of gardening on hand strength prompted Park and the researchers to explore this area further. They are now analyzing data from
'/>"/>

Contact: Candice Shoemaker
cshoemak@k-state.edu
785-532-1431
Kansas State University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Childrens gardening programs grow environmental stewards
2. UBC researcher gives first-ever estimate of worldwide fish biomass and impact on climate change
3. Soybean grant gives researchers tools to unravel better bean
4. Dunn Foundation gives Rice $3M for collaborative research grants
5. Rare genetic disorder gives clues to autism, epilepsy, mental retardation
6. St. Jude study gives new insights into how cells accessorize their proteins
7. USF professor gives historical look at physiology and WWII air war
8. New book gives a human face to children with congenital heart disease
9. UBC discovery unlocks tree genetics, gives new hope for pine beetle defense
10. Research finds older women who are more physically fit have better cognitive function
11. Pain is in the eyes of the beholder
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/5/2015)... 5, 2015 In Brazil , ... already using these solutions and 42 percent planning to invest ... approximately 25 percent of the companies will be investing in ... majority of companies in the region are currently opting for ... model will command significant attention in the coming years. This ...
(Date:3/2/2015)... March 2, 2015 Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: ... human interface solutions, today announced a new implementation ... to enable rapid and secure transactions and reliable ... gaming is a turnkey solution providing mouse and ... quickly integrate fingerprint ID solutions into their product ...
(Date:2/25/2015)... , Feb. 25, 2015  ABC Financial Services ... in the Health and Fitness Industry, today announced ... to MYiCLUBonline.  The latest upgrade includes advances to ... of cardless check-in via Identity One fingerprint biometrics. ... time through interactive displays at the International Health, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 2Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 3Two of Every Three Brazilian Companies will have Invested in Cloud by 2015, Finds Frost & Sullivan 4Synaptics Unveils New Fingerprint ID Solution for Gamers 2Synaptics Unveils New Fingerprint ID Solution for Gamers 3ABC Financial Unveils New Software Enhancements 2ABC Financial Unveils New Software Enhancements 3
... 2011 Based on its recent analysis of ... recognizes Cardiocom with the 2011 North American Frost ... integrated clinical telehealth services that offer significant cost ...   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) Cardiocom combines advanced ...
... Inexpensive igloo-shaped, pollution-eating devices nicknamed "Poo-Gloos" can ... treatment facilities for towns outgrowing their waste-treatment lagoons, ... results of this study show that it is ... hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars, ...
... rethinking what happens on the surface of things, engineers ... biofilm colonies exhibit an unmatched ability to repel ... across yet only hundreds of microns thick, such slimy ... pipes to teeth and are notoriously resistant to antimicrobial ...
Cached Biology News:Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Cardiocom as a Technology Enabler for Superior Cost-Effective Remote Chronic Care Management 2Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Cardiocom as a Technology Enabler for Superior Cost-Effective Remote Chronic Care Management 3Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Cardiocom as a Technology Enabler for Superior Cost-Effective Remote Chronic Care Management 4Igloo-shaped 'Poo-Gloos' eat sewage 2Igloo-shaped 'Poo-Gloos' eat sewage 3Igloo-shaped 'Poo-Gloos' eat sewage 4Igloo-shaped 'Poo-Gloos' eat sewage 5A pesky bacterial slime reveals its survival secrets 2A pesky bacterial slime reveals its survival secrets 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... 27, 2015  CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: CASI ... and commercialization of innovative therapeutics addressing cancer and other ... commercial focus on China , today ... ended December 31, 2014.  The Company ... per share, for the three months ended December 31, ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... (PRWEB) March 26, 2015 PRC Clinical, ... announced today several management and executive appointments effective immediately. ... Financial Officer (CFO) and member of the Board of ... Business Operations, and Sue Dowden will assume the position ... and current Chief Operations Officer (COO), has been appointed ...
(Date:3/26/2015)...  BioNano Genomics, Inc., the leader in genome mapping, ... chief commercial officer. Salyer has more than 20 years ... life sciences. At BioNano, Salyer will oversee the commercialization ... to assemble a comprehensive view of complex genomes to ... institutions located in the United States ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... March 26, 2015 PAREXEL International ... clinical research organization , announced today ... agreement to acquire all of the business ... leading provider of specialized pharmacovigilance services, based ... collection, detection, assessment, monitoring, and prevention of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:CASI Pharmaceuticals Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Financial Results 2CASI Pharmaceuticals Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Financial Results 3CASI Pharmaceuticals Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Financial Results 4CASI Pharmaceuticals Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Financial Results 5CASI Pharmaceuticals Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter And Full Year Financial Results 6PRC Clinical Announces Key Management Appointments and Launches East Coast Operations 2PRC Clinical Announces Key Management Appointments and Launches East Coast Operations 3BioNano Genomics Appoints Terry Salyer as Chief Commercial Officer 2BioNano Genomics Appoints Terry Salyer as Chief Commercial Officer 3PAREXEL Announces Execution of Definitive Agreement to Acquire Quantum Solutions India, Strengthening Leadership In Pharmacovigilance Services 2PAREXEL Announces Execution of Definitive Agreement to Acquire Quantum Solutions India, Strengthening Leadership In Pharmacovigilance Services 3PAREXEL Announces Execution of Definitive Agreement to Acquire Quantum Solutions India, Strengthening Leadership In Pharmacovigilance Services 4
... Mass., Nov. 9, 2010 Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: ... of its Vercise™ Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System as ... multi-center, prospective trial designed to examine the improvement of ... the Vercise DBS System for the treatment of Parkinson,s ...
... novel, real-time imaging system, scientists have tracked a group ... lungs, into the body and out again, providing a ... particles which could be used in developing therapeutic agents ... greater understanding of the health effects of air pollution. ...
... (Nasdaq: KNDL ), a leading, global full-service ... the third quarter of 2010 of $131.4 million. Contract ... to $10.4 million or 1.3 percent of the Company,s ... book-to-bill of 1.5. New business authorizations (backlog) at Sept. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Boston Scientific Begins Patient Enrollment in Clinical Trial Assessing Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease 2Boston Scientific Begins Patient Enrollment in Clinical Trial Assessing Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease 3Boston Scientific Begins Patient Enrollment in Clinical Trial Assessing Deep Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's Disease 4Scientist chronicle nanoparticles' journey from the lungs into the body 2Scientist chronicle nanoparticles' journey from the lungs into the body 3Kendle Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results 2Kendle Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results 3Kendle Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results 4Kendle Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results 5Kendle Announces Third Quarter 2010 Results 6
... cDNA normalization is essential for ... using high-throughput approaches, such as EST ... Most normalization methods are not well ... cDNA. The Evrogen TRIMMER kit, though, ...
... Tecan has 20 years of expertise ... (ELISA), and still offers the most powerful ... manages up to 40 000 in-microplate tests ... The integration of different modules (such as ...
... 6 delivers enhanced statistics and statistical ... quality improvement managers. As an accepted ... 6 simplifies statistics for novice users ... by experts. It offers a powerful ...
Glycerol-based mounting medium for immunofluorescence microscopy. Formulated to retard photobleaching of fluorochromes such as fluorescein and rhodamine. Product can also be used as a diluent for fl...
Biology Products: