Story: Men’s health

Peter Snell at 70

Peter Snell at 70

Peter Snell, who won gold medals in athletics at the 1960 Rome Olympics and the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, shows off his good physical condition at the age of 70. Since the mid-1990s the average period of good health and mobility for men has increased even faster than their life expectancy. One possible explanation for this is an increase in physical exercise by men.

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New Zealand Herald
Reference: Listener, 15 November 2007
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Robert Beaglehole, 'Men’s health - Health of New Zealand men', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Robert Beaglehole, published 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 28 Apr 2020, updated 1 Jul 2017