Fitness Effects on the Cognitive Function of Older Adults: A Meta-Analytic Study—Revisited

  title={Fitness Effects on the Cognitive Function of Older Adults: A Meta-Analytic Study—Revisited},
  author={Arthur F. Kramer and Stanley J. Colcombe},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={213 - 217}
  • A. KramerS. Colcombe
  • Published 1 March 2018
  • Education, Psychology
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
We discuss the factors that encouraged us to examine the question of whether exercise training has a positive influence on cognitive health of older adults in 2003. At that time there was a substantial literature on exercise and cognition. However, cognitive assessment instruments, exercise protocols (including type of exercise, length, and intensity of exercise programs), and subject-selection criteria differed widely. Our meta-analysis enabled us to examine both the main question under study… 

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