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Acronyms for sport organizations are used only following an initial full reference, so if an unfamiliar acronym is encountered, look for an earlier reference.Teenage female athletes are less likely to use marijuana, cocaine, or other illicit drugs (such as LSD, PCP, speed, or heroin), less likely to be suicidal, less likely to smoke, and more likely to have positive body images than female nonathletes.Researchers from Penn State say exercise may be more important than calcium consumption for young women to ensure proper bone health as they get older.They studied 81 young women, aged 12 to 16, beginning in 1990.In a study of 1,224 Finnish men and women over the age of 65, the most frequently cited motives for participating in exercise activities were health promotion (80%), social reasons (40-50%), psychological reasons (30%), personal satisfaction (15-40%), and referral by health care provider (5-19%).
On August 17, 2008, she won the silver medal in the 50-meter freestyle, finishing in a new American record time of 24.07 seconds, one one-hundredth (0.01) of a second behind the winner, Britta Steffen. This was the first time since 1986 that Torres competed in the World Championships; she placed eighth in the 50-meter freestyle and she did not advance beyond the qualifying heats in the 50-meter butterfly.
Torres won three NCAA individual national championships (50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly) in 1988; and was a member of six of the Gators' NCAA championship relay teams, including the 400-yard freestyle relay in 1986; the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays, and the 400-yard freestyle relay in 1988; and the 200-yard and 400-yard medley relays in 1989.
In November 2013, she was named as a recipient of the 2014 NCAA Silver Anniversary Award, presented annually to six distinguished former student-athletes on the 25th anniversary of their final school year of athletic eligibility.
The researchers found that consistent activity, rather than fitness or exercise intensity, was the best predictor of healthy levels of BMD.
(Teenage female athletes are less than half as likely to get pregnant as female nonathletes (5% and 11%, respectively), more likely to report that they had never had sexual intercourse than female nonathletes (54% and 41%, respectively), and are more likely to experience their first sexual intercourse later in adolescence than female nonathletes.According to a 1995 survey of boys and girls ages 12-16, female adolescents high in leisure time physical activity are significantly less likely to initiate cigarette smoking than those in moderate and low leisure time activity groups.