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Effects of acute physical exercise on executive functions: a comparison between aerobic and strength exercise.
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PMID:  22889693     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The aim of this study was to compare the effects of acute aerobic and strength exercises on selected executive functions. A counterbalanced, crossover, randomized trial was performed. Forty-two healthy women were randomly submitted to three different conditions: (1) aerobic exercise, (2) strength exercise, and (3) control condition. Before and after each condition, executive functions were measured by the Stroop Test and the Trail Making Test. Following the aerobic and strength sessions, the time to complete the Stroop "non-color word" and "color word" condition was lower when compared with that of the control session. The performance in the Trail Making Test was unchanged. In conclusion, both acute aerobic and strength exercises improve the executive functions. Nevertheless, this positive effect seems to be task and executive function dependent.
Christiano Rodrigues Alves; Bruno Gualano; Pollyana Pereira Takao; Paula Avakian; Rafael Mistura Fernandes; Diego Morine; Monica Yuri Takito
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of sport & exercise psychology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1543-2904     ISO Abbreviation:  J Sport Exerc Psychol     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8809258     Medline TA:  J Sport Exerc Psychol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  539-49     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Physical Education and Sport, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil.
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