Children aged 4-6 who had better cardiorespiratory fitness than their peers performed better on cognitive tests and in other tests of brain function.
A new study reports greater physical fitness and a more elastic aorta can protect cognitive function during aging.
Older adults with higher levels of aerobic fitness suffer less often from age related memory failures, researchers report.
According to researchers, women who are physically fit and exercise regularly during midlife are almost 90% less likely to develop dementia later in life than those who were moderately fit.
UT Southwestern researchers shed light on the link between poor fitness and an increased risk of developing dementia. Researchers report a lower level of fitness is associated with faster deterioration of white matter fibers in the brain. The deterioration can result in cognitive decline and memory problems as a person ages.
Researchers link physical fitness in children to increased gray matter volume in areas of the brain implicated in language processing and reading skills.
Contrary to previous research, a new study finds no link between physical fitness in midlife and cognitive fitness in later life. However, researchers noted physical activity in later life was associated with improvements in short term cognitive fitness.
Using magnetic resonance elastography, researchers find people who are aerobically fit tend to have a more elastic and firmer hippocampus.
Vicsoelasticity in the hippocampus is associated with better performance on both memory and fitness tests, a new study reports.
Older adults with high cardiorespiratory fitness scored performed better on memory tests than those with lower scores, a new study reports.