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Exercise for Improved Cognitive Function in the Elderly

Riewald, Scott PhD, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Strength & Conditioning Journal:
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0b013e3181b95281
Columns: Research Digest
Abstract

IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR INDIVIDUALS TO EXPERIENCE COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENTS WITH INCREASING AGE. HOWEVER, AEROBIC EXERCISE AND RESISTANCE TRAINING MAY HELP OFFSET THESE DEFICITS.

Author Information

USOC Performance Services, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Scott Riewald is a Performance Technologist and Biomechanist for the US Olympic Committee's Sport Performance Division.

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