Improvement in Attention by the Effect of Low Intensity Aerobic Vs Resistance Exercise in Geriatric Population


Authors : Dr. Sujatha Baskaran, M. Akshaya, S. Priyanga

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 9 - September

Google Scholar : https://goo.gl/DF9R4u

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This study was aimed to find the effect of low intensity aerobic exercise and resistance training on attention of geriatric population. The objective of the study was to find the difference between pre-test and post-test valves of low intensity Aerobic exercise, Resistance training and Both on Attention by using Stroop test (color-word test). 30 Individuals are participated in the study based on the inclusion and exclusion criteria. Individuals were categorized into three groups A, B and C. Group A were given low intensity aerobic exercise which includes walking. Group B were given resistance training which includes strength training using Dumbbells. Group C were given both low intensity aerobic and resistance training. Hence Group A has lower time to complete the Stroop test, Group B has also lower time to complete the Stroop the test and Group C has much lower time to complete the Stroop test. The study shows that individuals who were performed both low intensity aerobic and resistance training has a significant improvement in attention than the aerobic and resistance training given separately.

Keywords : Low Intensity Aerobic Exercise, Resistant Training, Strength Training, Walking, Dumbbells, Stroop Test.

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