Fitness Effects on the Cognitive Function of Older Adults

  title={Fitness Effects on the Cognitive Function of Older Adults},
  author={Stanley J. Colcombe and Arthur F. Kramer},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={125 - 130}
A meta-analytic study was conducted to examine the hypothesis that aerobic fitness training enhances the cognitive vitality of healthy but sedentary older adults. Eighteen intervention studies published between 1966 and 2001 were entered into the analysis. Several theoretically and practically important results were obtained. Most important, fitness training was found to have robust but selective benefits for cognition, with the largest fitness-induced benefits occurring for executive-control… 

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