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

an eight-week horticulture therapy program that targeted hand strength in stroke patients.

"They did tasks like mixing soil and filling pots," Park said. "They had to use their hands all of the time, so that was good exercise -- and they really enjoyed it."

Park, Shoemaker and Haub recently garnered national news coverage for a study published in the journal HortTechnology. The study probed the physical impact of gardeners working in their own gardens. The researchers showed that older adults can use gardening to achieve a moderate activity level and meet the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's exercise recommendations. News coverage included an article in the Los Angeles Times, http://tinyurl.com/a7ub4q

The trio of researchers also published a study in the journal Perceptual and Motor Skills of the physical impact of individual gardening tasks. They found that a task like raking, which uses the whole body, had the most exercise benefit, whereas activities like mixing soil or transplanting seedlings give the most benefit to the upper body.

Shoemaker, who also researches gardening as a prevention strategy to childhood obesity, said that studying the physical benefits of gardening is important for older adults because gardening is a physically active hobby that provides an alternative to sports or other exercise.

"There's a lot of natural motivation in gardening," Shoemaker said. "For one thing, you know there's a plant you've got to go out and water and weed to keep alive. If we get the message out there that older adults can get health benefits from gardening, they'll realize that they don't have to walk around the mall to get exercise."


'/>"/>

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:3/10/2015)... 10, 2015 Transforming How We ... "Personalized Medicine in Human Space Flight" by ... Goodwin , Ph.D. was recently featured by Springer Science ... years. Specifically, "Personalized Medicine in Human Space ... published in 2013 and 2014 from Springer in the ...
(Date:3/5/2015)... SAO PAULO , March 5, 2015 In ... with 41 percent of companies already using these solutions and ... of 2015. Of the latter, approximately 25 percent of the ... time. While the majority of companies in the ... is anticipated that the hybrid model will command significant attention ...
(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 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):"Personalized Medicine in Human Space Flight" Listed Among Most Influential Papers of 2013 and 2014 2Two 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 3
... risk of acquiring HIV rises during pregnancy, according to ... by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of ... even after researchers controlled for behavior and other factors ... published in the September 30, 2005, edition of The ...
... trial, a new drug that selectively blocks immune ... kidney transplant rejection as cyclosporine, the standard anti-rejection ... drug, a co-stimulatory blocker called belatacept (LEA29Y), also ... the toxic side effects associated with standard anti-rejection ...
... have tracked down the biological trigger that gives ... bone disorder that can cause blindness and deafness. ... and could lead to new treatments for osteoporosis ... team from Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national ...
Cached Biology News:Pregnant women at higher risk for HIV, Uganda study finds 2New type of rejection blocker protects kidneys after transplant 2New type of rejection blocker protects kidneys after transplant 3New type of rejection blocker protects kidneys after transplant 4Researchers track down cause of a disfiguring bone disorder 2Researchers track down cause of a disfiguring bone disorder 3
(Date:3/29/2015)... , March 29, 2015  Caris ... study data in small cell cervical cancer ... Caris Molecular Intelligence®, the company,s panomic, comprehensive ... gene mutations which may explain sensitivities and ... that identification of certain biomarkers may guide ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... RI (PRWEB) March 27, 2015 Earlier ... for the promotion of hair regrowth in adult men ... classifications I-II or Norwood Hamilton classifications of IIa-V and ... an industry plagued by products that over-promise and under-deliver, ... Capillus272Pro™, renewing faith and confidence among more than 80 ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... -- Neogen Corporation (NASDAQ: NEOG ) announced today that ... in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission rule 10b5-1. ... Corporation, is a minority owner of this entity that ... Herbert does not have control of this entity, but ... for a portion of the shares owned by that ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 Working ... Free Hospital in London , Richmond Pharmacology ... a global Phase 3 study for an investigational RNAi therapeutic ... orphan disease affecting the nerves and heart. ... Detail Based at St Georges University of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Study Using Caris Molecular Intelligence Multiplatform Tumor Profiling Identifies Potential Treatment Strategies for Small Cell Cervical Cancer 2Study Using Caris Molecular Intelligence Multiplatform Tumor Profiling Identifies Potential Treatment Strategies for Small Cell Cervical Cancer 3Dr. Robert Leonard Applauds FDA Clearance of Capillus272Pro™ Hair Loss Laser Cap 2Neogen CEO adopts 10b5-1 Trading Plan 2
... Leonhardt,s Launchpads ( www.leonhardtslaunchpads.com ), at the ... Center ( www.uncm.edu/STIC.php ), 2330 Circadian Way, Santa ... Grand Opening on Tuesday, November 9th from 3pm ... incubator for startup businesses and high-potential entrepreneurs in ...
... Inc. Prices $50 Million Public Offering ... ... lpUnit=,PRN,; --> ... ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so we need to grab the first one. for (var ...
... Davis Phinney Foundation ( http://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org ), a non-profit foundation ... help people to live well with Parkinson,s disease, today ... Exercise and Parkinson,s: Questions and Answers from the Experts ... experts in the fields of physical therapy and exercise ...
Cached Biology Technology:OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prices $50 Million Public Offering 2OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prices $50 Million Public Offering 3OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prices $50 Million Public Offering 4OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prices $50 Million Public Offering 5OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prices $50 Million Public Offering 6OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prices $50 Million Public Offering 7OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prices $50 Million Public Offering 8OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Prices $50 Million Public Offering 9Davis Phinney Foundation Launches Exercise-Focused Tools to Help People Live Well With Parkinson's Disease 2Davis Phinney Foundation Launches Exercise-Focused Tools to Help People Live Well With Parkinson's Disease 3Davis Phinney Foundation Launches Exercise-Focused Tools to Help People Live Well With Parkinson's Disease 4
Anti-Kusabira Orange Monoclonal Antibody Description: 100 g Research Focus: tag Storage: -20C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
Anti-Kusabira Orange Monoclonal Antibody Description: 100 g Research Focus: tag Storage: -20C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
Anti-Kusabira Orange Monoclonal Antibody Description: 100 g Research Focus: tag Storage: -20C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
TXNL2 Antibody...
Biology Products: