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Resistance Exercise to Improve Cognitive Function

Altug, Ziya PT, MS, CSCS, NSCA-CPT

Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2014 - Volume 36 - Issue 6 - p 46–50
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000109
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ABSTRACT: EVIDENCE IS EMERGING THAT RESISTANCE EXERCISE (RE) CAN IMPROVE COGNITIVE FUNCTION AND THE QUALITY OF LIFE IN SENIORS. THIS ARTICLE DEMONSTRATES TO THE EXERCISE PROFESSIONAL THAT BOTH ACUTE AND CHRONIC RE HAS A POTENTIAL BENEFICIAL EFFECT ON COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN MIDDLE-AGED AND OLDER MALES AND FEMALES.

Olympia Medical Center, Los Angeles, California

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The author reports no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

Ziya Altug is a licensed physical therapist at the Olympia Medical Center and a private athletic performance specialist in Los Angeles.

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