Executive functions and type of exercise in older women

Helmes, E., and Harris, S. (2009) Executive functions and type of exercise in older women. In: Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, pp. 103-104. From: 44th Annual Conference of the Australian Psychological Society, 30 September - 4 October 2009 , Darwin, NT, Australia.

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Abstract

Recent research indicates that exercise can prevent or slow the rate of decline in cognitive functioning in older adults. Aerobic exercise is known to have benefits both on cardiovascular function and on cognitive functions, whereas strength or resistance training is more widely reported primarily to benefit muscle mass and bone density. A cross-sectional 2x2 analysis of the association of aerobic and resistance exercise with executive functioning was examined in 68 women over 50 years of age. Age, education, and metabolic equivalent scores were used as covariates. Participants were categorised into four groups (aerobic, resistance, combination and not exercising control) based on the type of exercise they reported participating in regularly for a period of at least two months prior to testing. Recent research indicates that exercise can prevent or slow the rate of decline in cognitive functioning in older adults. Aerobic exercise is known to have benefits both on cardiovascular function and on cognitive functions, whereas strength or resistance training is more widely reported primarily to benefit muscle mass and bone density. A cross-sectional 2x2 analysis of the association of aerobic and resistance exercise with executive functioning was examined in 68 women over 50 years of age. Age, education, and metabolic equivalent scores were used as covariates. Participants were categorised into four groups

Item ID: 7937
Item Type: Conference Item (Abstract / Summary)
Keywords: exercise, ageing, executive function
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ISBN: 978-0-909881-40-5
Date Deposited: 09 Nov 2011 22:28
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170101 Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology) @ 50%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1702 Cognitive Science > 170299 Cognitive Science not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920502 Health Related to Ageing @ 100%
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