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, 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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