Physical activity and cognitive vitality.

  title={Physical activity and cognitive vitality.},
  author={Ruchika Shaurya Prakash and Michelle W. Voss and Kirk I. Erickson and Arthur F. Kramer},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
We examine evidence supporting the associations among physical activity (PA), cognitive vitality, neural functioning, and the moderation of these associations by genetic factors. Prospective epidemiological studies provide evidence for PA to be associated with a modest reduction in relative risk of cognitive decline. An evaluation of the PA-cognition link across the life span provides modest support for the effect of PA on preserving and even enhancing cognitive vitality and the associated… CONTINUE READING
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