Physical Activity, Cognitive Functioning and Aging

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Physical Activity, Cognitive Functioning and Aging Cardiovascular fitness and higher levels of physical activity reduce risk Cognitive decline Dementia Combined AET and RET Improve certain areas of cognitive function Executive control
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Physical Activity and QOL in Old Age Although physical activity seems to be positively associated with some aspects of QOL, the precise nature of the relationship is poorly understood Additional research is warranted in the area
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Effects of Resistance Training on Psychological Health and Well Being High intensity RET is effective in treatment
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Unformatted text preview: of clinical depression Ideal intensity and frequency not well understood Additional research in the area of resistance training is warranted Key Take Home Points! 1. Physical activity can not stop the biological aging process 2. AET and RET combined is most effective 3. High intensity may be required 4. Use it or lose it 5. Recommended exercise prescription Conclusion Promoting physical activity for older adults is especially important because this population is the least physically active of any age group ....
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course HPS 3240 taught by Professor Tiffanyesmat during the Spring '12 term at Kennesaw.

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