The Acute Effects of Exercise on Cognitive Performance in Older Adults. Presented by Rachel Pennington Research Directed by Dr. Shellie Hanna Department of Curriculum and Research Arkansas Tech University. j effhurtblog.com. Purpose of Research.
Presented by Rachel Pennington
Research Directed by Dr. Shellie Hanna
Department of Curriculum and Research
Arkansas Tech University
If exercise has such positive effects on the body, then is it possible that it has an equally powerful impact on the brain?
New neuroscience finding say “yes”!
“I am convinced that integrating exercise into those eight hours at work or school will not make us smarter. It will only make us normal.”
--Dr. John Medina, Brain Rules
(Sharp Brains 2011)
When compared by a One-Way ANOVA test, these two classes were determined to have no differences from each other.
5 minute warm-up with stretch
Equipment used: floor mat
Followed an instructor for 40 minutes
5 minute cool down period
Three separate analyses were performed:
One way ANOVA
Paired Samples T-Tests
Table 1. One-Way ANOVA Showing the Comparison Between Pilates and SilverSneakers MSROM
Table 2. Total Mean Test Scores Showing the Difference in Testing Results Before and After Exercise
Table 3. Paired Samples Test Showing Paired Differences
Table 4. Paired Samples Correlation Test Showing the Relationship Between Exercise and Cognitive Function
Table 5. Paired Samples Test Showing the Confidence Interval of the Difference
MY HYPOTHEIS WAS SUPPORTED
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Levine, B., Stuss, D.T., & Milberg, W.P. 1995. “Concept Generation; Validation of a Test of Executive Functioning in a Normal Aging Population. “ Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology 17: 740-58.
Sharp Brains. 2011. “Physical Exercise: Why Aerobic Exercise Enhances Neurogenesis and Neuroplasticity”. Accessed October 22. http://www.sharpbrains.com/resources/2-the-4-pillars-of-brain-maintenance/physical-exercise-why-aerobic-exercise-enhances-neurogenesis-and-neuroplasticity/