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The Association Between Physical Activity With Cognitive Function and Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in People With Parkinson’s Disease: A Pilot Study

Hanan Khalil, Mahmoud A. Alomari, Omar Khabour, Aya Al-Hieshan, and Jawad A. Bajwa

intensities can improve executive function in people with PD ( Murray, Sacheli, Eng, & Stoessl, 2014 ). The exact mechanisms for the exercise-induced improvements in cognitive function in people with PD are still equivocal. However, studies in individuals with and without neurological disorders suggest that

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Association of Physical Activity With Cognitive Function Among Older Adults in Rural Sichuan, China

Julinling Hu, Yixun Chen, Nanyan Li, Yufei Wang, Yuliang Zha, and Junmin Zhou

nervous system. Deterioration of brain nerve tissue in older adults is mainly manifested in intellectual function including cognitive function ( Klimova & Dostalova, 2020 ). Decreasing cognitive function is more reflected in memory loss, language expression disorders, mental disorders, and attention loss

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The Effects of Poi on Physical and Cognitive Function in Healthy Older Adults

Kate Riegle van West, Cathy Stinear, and Ralph Buck

, 2015 ). The aim of this study was to determine if a novel intervention, poi, has a beneficial effect on physical and cognitive function in healthy older adults. Poi is a ball on a string, which is swung in circular patterns around the body. There are many different styles of poi, the earliest known

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Examination of a Composite Walking Measure on Cognitive Functioning Among Participants in the Chicago Health and Aging Project

Pankaja Desai, Shannon Halloway, Klodian Dhana, Yanyu Zhang, Thomas Holland, Puja Agarwal, Christopher N. Ford, Carlos Mendes de Leon, Denis A. Evans, and Martha C. Morris

impairment in older adults ranges from 3% to 42%, based on type and methods used to diagnose ( U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 2020 ). Given the growing older adult population, it is imperative to find ways to effectively maintain and improve cognitive function ( Centers for Disease Control and

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Effects of Acute Aerobic and Resistance Exercise on Cognitive Function and Salivary Cortisol Responses

Chun-Chih Wang, Brandon Alderman, Chih-Han Wu, Lin Chi, Su-Ru Chen, I-Hua Chu, and Yu-Kai Chang

Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses have demonstrated significant positive effects of acute exercise on cognitive function ( Chang, Labban, Gapin, & Etnier, 2012 ; Lambourne & Tomporowski, 2010 ; McMorris & Hale, 2015 ). However, the effects reported to describe the association between

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The Relationship Between Habitual Physical Activity, Sitting Time, and Cognitive Function in Young Adult Women

Eka Peng Cox, Rebecca Cook, Nicholas O’Dwyer, Cheyne Donges, Helen Parker, Hoi Lun Cheng, Katharine Steinbeck, Janet Franklin, and Helen O’Connor

reducing comorbidities and risk of lifestyle diseases including obesity, coronary heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer. 10 Emerging evidence also suggests that PA may enhance cognitive function and lower risk of cognitive decline and dementia. 11 PA may also protect against

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Effects of Water-Based Exercise Training on the Cognitive Function and Quality of Life of Healthy Adult Women

Carlos Ayán, Paulo Carvalho, Silvia Varela, and José María Cancela

necessary, as it has been observed that exercise has a selective protective effect on the cognitive function of middle-aged women. 3 However, research on the relationship between physical exercise training and cognitive function in healthy adult people remains scarce, particularly in women, who have been

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Cognitive Functioning as a Moderator in the Relationship Between the Perceived Neighborhood Physical Environment and Physical Activity in Belgian Older Adults

Freja Gheysen, Karel Herman, and Delfien Van Dyck

the functioning of older adults may moderate the relation between neighborhood environment and their PA levels. Apart from their physical functioning, older adults’ health status (i.e., biological, individual-level determinant of PA) is also determined by their cognitive functioning. The normal

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“Shall We Dance?” Older Adults’ Perspectives on the Feasibility of a Dance Intervention for Cognitive Function

Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani, Anthony Papathomas, Jonathan Foster, Eleanor Quested, and Nikos Ntoumanis

, evidence is also accumulating showing that physical activity, which includes structured exercise, can improve cognitive functioning and reduce the incidence of dementia ( Ahlskog, Geda, Graff-Radford, & Petersen, 2011 ). A meta-analytic review of 29 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) with healthy (i

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Working Memory Task Influence in Postural Stability and Cognitive Function in Adolescents

Isaac Estevan, Sergio Gandia, Israel Villarrasa-Sapiña, José Luis Bermejo, and Xavier García-Massó

, Cinar, Majnemer, & Gagnon, 2017 ). Balance and the cognitive function (e.g., working memory) can potentially influence each other ( Huang & Mercer, 2001 ). Studies conducted on the relationship between motor performance and working memory require individuals to perform both tasks simultaneously ( dual