Long-Term High-Effort Endurance Exercise in Older Adults: Diminishing Returns for Cognitive and Brain Aging.

@article{Young2016LongTermHE,
  title={Long-Term High-Effort Endurance Exercise in Older Adults: Diminishing Returns for Cognitive and Brain Aging.},
  author={Jeremy C Young and Nicholas G. Dowell and Peter Watt and Naji Tabet and J. M. Rusted},
  journal={Journal of aging and physical activity},
  year={2016},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={659-675}
}
While there is evidence that age-related changes in cognitive performance and brain structure can be offset by increased exercise, little is known about the impact long-term high-effort endurance exercise has on these functions. In a cross-sectional design with 12-month follow-up, we recruited older adults engaging in high-effort endurance exercise over at least 20 years, and compared their cognitive performance and brain structure with a nonsedentary control group similar in age, sex… CONTINUE READING