Physical strength of elderly in Japan improves
Jiji -- Oct 08
The physical strength and athletic ability of elderly people in Japan has largely improved, while those of people in their 30s and 40s has mostly fallen, the Japan Sports Agency said in a survey report on Sunday.

According to the survey for fiscal 2017, the score hit a record high for men aged 70 or older and women aged 65 or older.

Men in their late 30s to the early 40s and women in their 30s and 40s saw their physical strength and athletic ability deteriorate.

Women in their 70s marked a record high of 36.03 points, up about 6.5 points from the results for fiscal 1998, the first year in which the current survey format was adopted.

People aged between 65 and 79 registered improvements in most tests, including standing on one leg when the eyes are open and sit-up. More than 60 pct of people aged 65 or older exercise once a week or more frequently.

スポーツ庁が行った体力・運動能力の調査で、70代の男女の成績が過去最高になったことが分かりました。
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