Health >> Enriching Activities >> Military Service, Health

Non-veterans and healthy adults participated more in enriching activities than veterans and adults in fair or poor health.

Balancing work and chores with enjoyable activities helps to relieve the pressures of day-to-day life.  King County adults were asked about their participation in 9 types of cultural, spiritual, athletic, educational, or community-service activities over the past 30 days. Response options were “very active,” “somewhat active,” “not very active,” and “not active at all.”

  • Veterans were less likely than nonveterans to participate in enriching activities.
  • Adults in fair or poor health were less likely to participate than those in good, very good, or excellent health.