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Physical Activity, Cognitive and Motor Performance and the Aging Brain

  1. Associations between age, concerns or history of falling, and various gait parameters are evident. Limited research, however, exists on how such variables moderate the age-related decline in gait characteristi...

    Authors: Daniel Niederer, Tobias Engeroff, Johannes Fleckenstein, Oliver Vogel and Lutz Vogt
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2021 18:19
  2. This systematic and meta-analytic review aimed to investigate the effects of physical exercise on the working memory of older adults, and to identify the moderators of these effects.

    Authors: Cai Zhidong, Xing Wang, Jilin Yin, Dehai Song and Zhitong Chen
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2021 18:18
  3. One reason for the controversial discussion of whether the dual task (DT) walking paradigm has an added value for diagnosis in clinical conditions might be the use of different gait measurement systems. Theref...

    Authors: Thomas Jürgen Klotzbier, Bettina Wollesen, Oliver Vogel, Julian Rudisch, Thomas Cordes, Thomas Jöllenbeck and Lutz Vogt
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2021 18:17
  4. Ageing is associated with physical and cognitive decline, affecting independence and quality of life in older people. Recent studies show that in particular executive functions are important for daily-life fun...

    Authors: Bettina Wollesen, Alicia Wildbredt, Kimberley S. van Schooten, Mei Ling Lim and Kim Delbaere
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2020 17:9
  5. There is epidemiological evidence of an association between the metabolic syndrome (MetS), a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors related to central adiposity and insulin resistance, and cognitive impairment...

    Authors: Nina Coll-Padrós, María León, Natalia Valech, Emilio Ros, Josep Vidal, Ramon Estruch, Montserrat Fitó, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Dolores Corella, José Luis Molinuevo and Lorena Rami
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:23
  6. Walking in natural environments can be considered a dual-task (DT) scenario that requires increasing cognitive resources with advancing age. Previous reviews concluded that gait speed under DT conditions is eq...

    Authors: B. Wollesen, M. Wanstrath, K. S. van Schooten and K. Delbaere
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:12
  7. During the aging process, physical capabilities (e.g., muscular strength) and cognitive functions (e.g., memory) gradually decrease. Regarding cognitive functions, substantial functional (e.g., compensatory br...

    Authors: Fabian Herold, Alexander Törpel, Lutz Schega and Notger G. Müller
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:10
  8. Little is known about how different physical activity (PA) parameters relate to cognitive function in older adults. Using accelerometers calibrated to detect vertical impacts from ground reaction forces we exa...

    Authors: Ahmed Elhakeem, Kimberly Hannam, Kevin C. Deere, Andrew Wong, Tim Gaysin, Diana Kuh, Rachel Cooper, Marcus Richards and Jon H. Tobias
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:9
  9. The aging process alters upright posture and locomotion control from an automatically processed to a more cortically controlled one. The present study investigated a postural-cognitive dual-task paradigm in yo...

    Authors: Uros Marusic, Wolfgang Taube, Shawnda A. Morrison, Lea Biasutti, Bruno Grassi, Kevin De Pauw, Romain Meeusen, Rado Pisot and Jan Ruffieux
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2019 16:2
  10. Neuroimaging studies suggest that when the brain ages, more areas are involved to perform a task in order to obtain the same results. This, together with the increase in crystalized intelligence and wisdom, is...

    Authors: Monica Muiños and Soledad Ballesteros
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2018 15:2
  11. The decline in cognitive and motor functions with age affects the performance of the aging healthy population in many daily life activities. Physical activity appears to mitigate this decline or even improve m...

    Authors: Oron Levin, Yael Netz and Gal Ziv
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:20
  12. Upper extremity motor performance declines with increasing age. However, older adults need to maintain, learn new and relearn known motor tasks. Research with young adults indicated that regular and acute phys...

    Authors: Lena Hübner and Claudia Voelcker-Rehage
    Citation: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity 2017 14:15