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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 Orcid Logo

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

Swansea University Author: Joanne Hudson Orcid Logo

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