exercise

Explaining Upper or Lower Extremity Crossover Effects of Visuomotor Choice Reaction Time Training

Authors: Tobias Engeroff, Florian Giesche, Daniel Niederer, Sina Gerten, Jan Wilke, Lutz Vogt, Winfried Banzer

Journal: Perceptual and Motor Skills

Year Published: 2019

Current evidence indicates a strong relation between improved visuomotor choice reaction time (VMRT) and a reduced risk of lower extremity injury, making both lower- and upper extremity VMRT training paradigms valuable to athletes. This investigation studied […]

Distinct effects of acute exercise and breaks in sitting on working memory and executive function in older adults: a three-arm, randomised cross-over trial to evaluate the effects of exercise with and without breaks in sitting on cognition

Authors: Michael J Wheeler, Daniel J Green, Kathryn A Ellis, Ester Cerin, Ilkka Heinonen, Louise H Naylor, Robyn Larsen, Patrik Wennberg, Carl-Johan Boraxbekk, Jaye Lewis, Nina Eikelis, Nicola T Lautenschlager, Bronwyn A Kingwell, Gavin Lambert, Neville Owen, David W Dunstan

Journal: British Journal of Sports Medicine

Year Published: 2019

Background: Sedentary behaviour is associated with impaired cognition, whereas exercise can acutely improve cognition. Objective: We compared the effects of a morning bout of moderate-intensity exercise, with and without subsequent light-intensity walking breaks from sitting, on […]

Exercise effects on cognitive functioning in young adults with first-episode psychosis: FitForLife

Authors: Mats Hallgren, Maria Skott, Örjan Ekblom, Joseph Firth, Adrian Schembri, Yvonne Forsell

Journal: Psychological Medicine

Year Published: 2019

Background Exercise has mood-enhancing effects and can improve cognitive functioning, but the effects in first-episode psychosis (FEP) remain understudied. We examined the feasibility and cognitive effects of exercise in FEP. Method Multi-center, open-label intervention study. Ninety-one […]

Heart rate variability and cognitive function: Effects of physical effort

Authors: Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, Emílio Takase, David Darby

Journal: Biological Psychology

Year Published: 2009

This study investigated alterations in heart rate variability (HRV) and cognitive performance before and after physical effort, for 30 high-level track and field athletes (23 males and 7 females). Interbeat intervals were assessed at the baseline […]

Exercise, Sedentary Pastimes, and Cognitive Performance in Healthy Older Adults

Authors: Susanne Inez Steinberg, Mary Dupuis Sammel, Brian Tal Harel, Adrian Schembri, Christopher Policastro, Hillary R Bogner, Selamawit Negash, Steven Edward Arnold

Journal: American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias

Year Published: 2014

Background: Moderately vigorous physical activity (MVPA) provides a protective affect against cognitive decline and cardiovascular risk factors. Less is known about sedentary pastimes or non exercise physical activity (NEPA) and cognitive performance. Method: 125 healthy adults […]

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