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A life-long approach to physical activity for brain health

Macpherson, Helen, Teo, Wei-P., Schneider, Luke A. and Smith, Ashleigh E. 2017, A life-long approach to physical activity for brain health, Frontiers in aging neuroscience, vol. 9, pp. 1-12, doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00147.

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Title A life-long approach to physical activity for brain health
Author(s) Macpherson, HelenORCID iD for Macpherson, Helen orcid.org/0000-0002-3603-9359
Teo, Wei-P.ORCID iD for Teo, Wei-P. orcid.org/0000-0003-3929-9778
Schneider, Luke A.
Smith, Ashleigh E.
Journal name Frontiers in aging neuroscience
Volume number 9
Article ID 147
Start page 1
End page 12
Total pages 12
Publisher Frontiers
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publication date 2017-05
ISSN 1663-4365
Keyword(s) cognition
exercise
neurodegenerative disease
neuroplasticity
physical inactivity
sedentary behavior
Summary It is well established that engaging in lifelong Physical activity (PA) can help delay the onset of many chronic lifestyle related and non-communicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease, type two diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases. Additionally, growing evidence also documents the importance of PA for brain health, with numerous studies indicating regular engagement in physical activities may be protective against cognitive decline and dementia in late life. Indeed, the link between PA and brain health may be different at each stage of life from childhood, mid-life and late life. Building on this emerging body of multidisciplinary research, this review aims to summarize the current body of evidence linking regular PA and brain health across the lifespan. Specifically, we will focus on the relationship between PA and brain health at three distinct stages of life: childhood and adolescence, mid-life, late life in cognitively healthy adults and later life in adults living with age-related neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Language eng
DOI 10.3389/fnagi.2017.00147
Field of Research 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2017, The Authors
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30100438

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