The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Cognition Among Young Indian Adults – An Experimental Study
International Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy
Volume 4, Issue 3, September 2018, Pages: 40-46
Received: Nov. 30, 2018; Accepted: Dec. 20, 2018; Published: Jan. 22, 2019
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Arajit Das, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India
Chandan Kumar, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India
Poonam Kadian Chandrila Ghosh, Department of Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, India
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Aerobic exercise is composed of several modes of exercises that primarily stress up the aerobic energy system & thus producing a number of cardiovascular & respiratory adaptations, and indicated that vital role of exercise training, including enhanced cardiovascular functions, decrease mortality, reduced coronary heart disease, enhanced cognition, decrease fall risk and improve depression. Therefore, the study aim is to investigate the effects of moderate intensity aerobic exercise on cognition among young Indian adults. A total number of 144 students were evaluated, from their 54 students met the inclusion criteria, and were preceded for further study procedure. Stroop test has been used for evaluation where pre and post-Stroop completion time and errors were measured. Comparison of pre and post-Stroop completion time by individuals and significant difference was found (<0.001), hence Stroop completion time and errors were recorded separately. From findings of the study it was concluded that aerobic exercise is beneficial and also responsible for cognitive function enhancement, in all age groups.
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Aerobic Exercise, Cognition, Stroop Test
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Arajit Das, Chandan Kumar, Poonam Kadian Chandrila Ghosh, The Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Cognition Among Young Indian Adults – An Experimental Study, International Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2018, pp. 40-46. doi: 10.11648/j.ijnpt.20180403.11
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