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Acute Effects of Aerobic Exercise on Feelings of Energy in Relation to Age and Sex / Fabien D. Legrand; William M. Bertucci; Joanne Hudson

Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, Volume: 24, Issue: 1, Pages: 72 - 78

Swansea University Author: Joanne, Hudson

DOI (Published version): 10.1123/japa.2014-0121

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A crossover experiment was performed to determine whether age and sex, or their interaction, affect the impact of acute aerobic exercise on Vigor-Activity (VA). We also tested whether changes in VA mediated exercise effects on performance on various cognitive tasks. Sixty-eight physically inactive v...

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Published in: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Published: 2016
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa26216
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Abstract: A crossover experiment was performed to determine whether age and sex, or their interaction, affect the impact of acute aerobic exercise on Vigor-Activity (VA). We also tested whether changes in VA mediated exercise effects on performance on various cognitive tasks. Sixty-eight physically inactive volunteers participated in exercise and TV-watching control conditions. They completed the Vigor-Activity subscale of the Profile of Mood States immediately prior to and 2 minutes after the intervention in each condition. They also performed the Trail Making Test 3 minutes after the intervention in each condition. Statistical analyses produced a condition × age × sex interaction characterized by a higher mean VA gain value in the exercise condition (compared to the VA gain value in the TV-watching condition) for young female participants only. In addition, the mediational analyses revealed that changes in VA fully mediated the effects of exercise on TMT-Part A performance.
Keywords: acute aerobic exercise, feelings of energy, cognition, age, sex
College: College of Engineering
Issue: 1
Start Page: 72
End Page: 78