Resistance exercise may improve spatial awareness and visual reaction in older adults.

  title={Resistance exercise may improve spatial awareness and visual reaction in older adults.},
  author={Maren S Fragala and Kyle S. Beyer and Adam R. Jajtner and Jeremy R Townsend and Gabriel J. Pruna and Carleigh H. Boone and Johnathan D Bohner and David H Fukuda and Jeffrey Stout and Jay R. Hoffman},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  volume={28 8},
Aerobic exercise has been shown to counteract age-related neurological decrements that are associated with cognitive and physical impairments. However, the effects of resistance exercise on cognition, reaction, and neurotrophins are largely unknown. We examined changes in spatial awareness, visual and motor reaction, and circulating brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in response to a resistance exercise intervention in older adults (aged 70.6 ± 6.1 years). Spatial awareness was evaluated… CONTINUE READING
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