Effect of resistance-exercise training on cognitive function in healthy older adults: A review

Yu Kai Chang, Chien Yu Pan, Feng Tzu Chen, Chia Liang Tsai, Chi Chang Huang

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Abstract

Several studies have demonstrated that exercise helps reduce or prevent cognitive deterioration among older adults, and recent studies have further examined the effects of resistance-exercise training on cognition. The purpose of this review was to examine the role of resistance-exercise training on cognition in healthy older adults. Specifically, it describes the definition, health benefits, and the design of resistance-exercise training. The authors also review the research related to resistance exercises and cognition and found that this exercise modality may enhance specific cognitive performances. Next, they examine the potential mechanisms underlying resistance exercise and cognitive enhancement. Finally, they consider potential therapeutics and recommendations for further research on resistanceexercise training and cognition in older adults.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)497-517
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation
  • Gerontology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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