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LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND THE RISK OF DEMENTIA IN THE ELDERLY

The incidence of dementia increases with increasing age.1,2 Although the prevention of dementia has emerged as a major public health priority, there is a paucity of potential preventive strategies.3-5 Identifying protective factors is essential to the formulation of effective interventions for dementia. Cross-sectional studies report associations between dementia and reduced participation in leisure activities in.

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REVIEW OF THE CLINICAL EVIDENCE FOR EXERCISE IN OSTEOARTHRITIS OF THE HIP AND KNEE

by Kim L. Bennell, Rana S. Hinman – Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 14 (2011) 4–9 Centre for Health Exercise and Sports Medicine, Dept of Physiotherapy, The University of Melbourne, Australia. Received 1 July 2010; received in revised form 3 August 2010; accepted 6 August 2010 Summary – Exercise is a key component.

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EXERCISE TRAINING INCREASES SIZE OF HIPPOCAMPUS AND IMPROVES MEMORY

ABSTRACT The hippocampus shrinks in late adulthood, leading to impaired memory and increased risk for dementia. Hippocampal and medial temporal lobe volumes are larger in higher-fit adults, and physical activity training increases hippocampal perfusion, but the extent to which aerobic exercise training can modify hippocampal volume in late adulthood remains unknown. Here we show, in.

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THE EFFECTS OF MUSIC ON EXERCISE

By Len Kravitz, Ph.D. From the introduction of aerobic dance in the early 70’s, it has generally been regarded that the music accompaniment to exercise provides an important beneficial effect to the exercise experience. Many health and fitness instructors regard the addition of music to exercise similarly to an ergogenic aid, with the removal of.

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