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Cognitive and Physical Benefits of Exercise in the Aging

Krupa Shah and Dennis T. Villareal

in Clinical Neurology of Aging

Third edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780195369298
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199323012 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195369298.003.0054
Cognitive and Physical Benefits of Exercise in the Aging

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Chapter 54 discusses the cognitive and physical benefits of exercise in the aging, and discusses the effects of aging on aerobic capacity and skeletal muscle function, and that there are several modifiable mediating factors on the aging curve, one of the most important being physical activity. The chapter also addresses the effect of exercise on physical and cognitive function, recommendations, and how exercise may contribute to the prevention and reduction of a number of functional declines associated with aging.

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Subjects: Neurology

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